Deepest Recorded Shark – 1,800m – 6,000ft

Depth that deep diving sharks can reach is between 1,500 meters (5,000 feet) and 1800 meters (6000 feet).

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Deepest Recorded Fish Found – 8,145m – 27,000ft

World’s deepest fish found: Ghostly snailfish is found lurking 27,000ft below at the bottom of the Pacific’s Mariana Trench.

  • Aberdeen University researchers set new record for deepest fish found

  • It was spotted 26,722ft down in the Mariana Trench in the Pacific Ocean

  • Called a snailfish it has a ghostly tadpole-like body and no scales

  • It breaks the previous record by 1,640 feet (500 metres)

  • Scientists don’t think fish can live much deeper because the pressure becomes too intense

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Deepest Free Dive – 253.2 m – 831 ft

253.2 meters (831 feet) is the deepest free dive made by Austrian Herbert Nitsch.

Free diving can be done with various supporting equipment, but it must be done on a single breath – without use of the scuba equipment. There are numerous free-dive categories, such as with fins and without fins, length, static, and so on, with their individual records, but the most impressive by far is the so-called No-limits apnea (NLT), where any sort of equipment can be used to help diver descend and ascend. Naturally, this category is responsible for the deepest free-dive ever made.

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