Czech free-diver David Vencl is making waves after plunging 170 feet into an icy lake in the Czech Republic and breaking a Guinness World Record.
Vencl, a seasoned diver and instructor, descended into the cold waters of Slapy Reservoir on a chilly March day and set a new record for the deepest dive in a lake without oxygen support.
The dive was a success, as Vencl emerged from the lake with a smile on his face and a new world record in hand.
“It was really cold,” Vencl said. “I had to wear a thick wetsuit and a hood, and I was very aware of the risks. But I felt confident that I could do it, and I’m so happy that I did.”
The dive took nearly two hours, and Vencl had to battle frigid temperatures and strong currents. But his determination and skill paid off, as he was able to hold his breath and complete the dive without any problems.
“It wasn’t easy,” he said. “I had to stay focused and remain calm throughout the dive. But I knew that I could do it, and that’s what kept me going.”
Vencl’s accomplishment is sure to inspire other free-divers around the world. He is now the proud holder of the Guinness World Record for the deepest dive in a lake without oxygen support, and his feat is sure to be remembered for years to come.