Audrey Mestre

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Birthday
11, 1974
Birthplace
France
Death Date
Oct 12, 2002 (28)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
11, 1974
Birthplace
France
Death Date
Oct 12, 2002 (28)

About

French freediver who broke a female world record by diving to a depth of 130 meters underwater on a single breath. She passed away during a practice dive of 171 meters in 2002 and was posthumously inducted into the Women Divers Hall of Fame later that year.

Before Fame

She grew up in a family of diving and snorkeling enthusiasts in France. She moved to Mexico City as a teenager and later studied marine biology at a university in La Paz.

Trivia

In 2006, Carlos Serra published a book about her fatal dive called The Last Attempt, in which he placed responsibility for her depth primarily on her husband's negligence during the dive.

Family Life

She was married to famed fellow freediver Francisco Ferreras from 1999 until her death.

Associated With

She and England's William Trubridge are both famous freedivers.