Each time I think I've reached a limit,
there is a door ...
it opens ...
and the limit is gone.
“Freediving” is diving underwater for as deep or as far as possible on a single breath of air. Herbert is a multiple World Champion and the current freediving World Record holder named “the Deepest Man on Earth”.
This prestigious media-title was given to him when he then set the world record for freediving at an incredible depth of 214 meters (702 ft) in 2007 in the No Limit discipline. He surpassed this with a No Limit dive to 253 m (830 ft).
He is known for his pioneering spirit, which brought many improvements and innovations to the freediving scene.
Herbert can hold his breath for more than 9 minutes and has set a total of 33 world records. 32 of these are across all of the 8 recognized freediving disciplines – unrivaled achievements in the freediving history. Herbert has set an additional world record in the traditional Greek freediving discipline Skandalopetra.
"No Limit" is the deepest and most extreme freediving-discipline, which uses a weighted sled to descend and a buoyancy device to ascend.
Only six freedivers dove beyond 170 m (560 ft), during which two died trying. Austrian Herbert NITSCH, as only person so far, also dove beyond 700 ft and 800 ft.
Besides being an elite freediver, Herbert has been an airline pilot, and enjoys skippering sailing yachts.
He is an avid ocean conservationist, and a sought-after keynote speaker.
33 WORLD RECORDS
ACROSS 9 DISCIPLINES
5x NO LIMIT
9x CONSTANT WEIGHT
6x FREE IMMERSION
4x CONSTANT NO FINS
1x VARIABLE WEIGHT
1x STATIC APNEA
4x DYNAMIC APNEA
2x DYNAMIC NO FINS