Colombian Freediver Sofía Gómez Uribe Sets World Record in Dominica
As of recent, acclaimed Colombian Freediver Sofía Gómez Uribe competed in the Dominica Dive Fest–the longest running scuba dive and watersport festival in the Caribbean–and set a new CMAS Freediving World Record of 83.1 metres in Bi-Fins Apnea Constant Weight. Held between July 2-16, the 23rd annual Dominica Dive Fest hosts an array of events for global citizens to join and celebrate the island’s affinity to ocean conservation and world-class scuba diving.
Hosted by the World Underwater Federation (CMAS), the Dominica Dive Fest presented a coveted world-record breaking opportunity. In 2016, Alenka Artnik from Slovenia achieved the world record for diving 82 metres in the CMAS World Championship in Kaş Turkey. Nevertheless, Sofía Gómez Uribe broke this legacy on July 5 by diving 83.1 metres in 2 minutes and 43 seconds, with nothing but a pair of bi-fins while holding her breath.
Just twenty-five years old, Sofía Gómez Uribe has represented Colombia in several national and international diving competitions. While ranked as #1 worldwide in three separate disciplines of freediving, Sofía had not yet achieved a world record until now. Dominica is undoubtedly one of the Caribbean’s most premiere diving locales, by virtue of immaculately protected reefs and translucent water, and Sofía’s accomplishment has propelled the island into an even more reputable position within the world diving community.