New world record 122m / 400ft
Long Island, Bahamas, July 20th 2023
NEW WORLD RECORD 120m
On Tuesday 9th August 2022, Arnaud Jerald executed the deepest dive ever in bi fins, descending to a depth of 120m (393.7ft). This is his seventh world record dive in his young career.
NEW WORLD RECORD -119m
World Record 2023 -122m CWTB
World Record 2022 -120m CWTB (Vertical Blue, Deans Blue Hole, Bahamas)
World Record 2022 -119m CWTB (Vertical Blue, Deans Blue Hole, Bahamas)
World Record 2022 -117m CWTB (Vertical Blue, Deans Blue Hole, Bahamas)
World Record 2021 -117m CWTB (Vertical Blue, Deans Blue Hole, Bahamas)
World Record 2021 -116m CWTB (Vertical Blue, Deans Blue Hole, Bahamas)
World Record 2020 -112m CWTB (Kalamata, Greece)
World Record 2019 -108m CWTB (Sharm-el-Sheikh, Egypt)
Bronze Medal at World Championships 2023 CWT (Roatan, Honduras)
Bronze Medal at World Championships 2023 CWTB (Roatan, Honduras)
Gold Medal at World Championships 2022 CWT (Kas, Turkey)
Gold Medal at World Championships 2021 CWTB (Kas, Turkey)
Silver Medal at World Championships 2018 CWTB (Kas, Turkey)
Bronze Medal at World Championships 2019 CWT (Nice, France)
Gold Medal at Carribean Cup 2023 in CWTB (Roatan, Honduras)
Gold Medal at French National Championships 2022 CWTB (Villefranche-Sur-Mer, France)
Gold Medal at French National Championships 2019 CWTB (Villefranche-Sur-Mer, France)
Gold Medal at French National Championships 2017 CWTB (Villefranche-Sur-Mer, France)
Bronze Medal at European Championships 2017 CWTB (Kas, Turkey)
Gold Medal at Nice Abyss Contest 2022 CWTB (Nice, France)
Silver Medal at Nice Abyss Contest 2022 CWT (Nice, France)
Silver Medal at Nice Abyss Contest 2019 CWT (Nice, France)
Silver Medal at Nice Abyss Contest 2017 CWT (Nice, France)
10 x National Records CWTB (-83m, -92m, -102m, -108m, -112m, -116m, -117m, -119m, -120m, -122m)
2 x National Record CWT (-123m, -126m)
Arnaud Jerald is a world-class freediver—among the very best freedivers on earth. He has 7 World Records to his name—including, most notably, the Constant Weight Bi-Fins World Record, which he set in August at Dean's Blue Hole in the Bahamas, at the 2022 edition of Vertical Blue, the Wimbledon of freediving. Constant Weight Bi-Fins (CWTB) is one of the sport's four competitive depth disciplines, and Jerald's specialty discipline. His latest World Record-setting depth, 120 meters, marks the first time any human has reached 120 meters in CWTB competition.
Born and raised in Marseille, France, Jerald began freediving at a young age. Due to his dyslexia, school was a challenge, but he found great solace and freedom diving in the waters off of Marseille. As he describes it, at the bottom of the ocean, he opened his eyes and found a place where he felt safe, a place he could call home, a place where he could breathe freely. In 2017, after completing his university studies, he began to dive competitively. Later that year, he reached 100 meters at 21 years old, becoming the youngest freediver in history to achieve that depth. Reflecting on the achievement, he marveled that there are more people who have gone into space than people who have dived to 100 meters with only a single breath.
In 2019, Jerald broke his first Constant Weight Bi-Fins World Record with a dive to 108 meters. In 2020, at the European Freediving Cup in Kalamata, Greece, he set another World Record depth for CWTB. In 2021, he won the CWTB Gold Medal at the Freediving World Championships in Kas, Turkey. In addition to his World Championships and his 7 World Record-setting dives in CWTB, Jerald holds 9 national records and is a three-time CWTB Gold Medal winner at the French National Championships, making him one of the most accomplished freedivers in the history of France, a nation that has a longer history than most with the sport. Out of the water, Jerald is sponsored by Richard Mille—making him one of the few freedivers to ink an endorsement deal with a luxury-watch company. Jerald remains to this day based in Marseille.