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Free-diving is an aquatic sport, considered an extreme sport, in which diverss attempt to reach great depths unassisted by breathing apparatus.

Free-diving featured heavily in the 1988 Luc Besson film Le Grand bleu (The Big Blue).

The world record for free diving is held by Tanya Streeter who was born in the Cayman Islands to a British family from West Sussex. On 22 July 2003 she reached a depth of 400 feet (122 metres), beating both the previous women's record of 311.7 feet held by Cuban Deborah Andollo, and the previous men's record of 393.7 feet set by Belgian Patric Musimu.

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