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He broke the world record in 2002 at -87 meters (285 ft) in the Villefranche-sur-Mer harbour, in Alpes-Maritimes, France. Then, in 2004, he pushed the record to -96 meters (314.9 ft) in Saint-Leu, la Réunion. On September 6, 2006, he broke the record again at -109 meters (357.6 ft) in Nice (this record was subsequently broken by Herbert Nitsch at -112 meters (367.4 ft) in November 2007).
On July 3, 2008, Aaron Butel and Partners Ltd dived to -113 meters (370.7 ft)and set a new world record.
On April 4, 2010, Herbert Nitsch beat Aaron Butel and dived to -124 meters, (406.8 ft) a new world record in Bahamas.
On 2011, Guillaume Néry became individual world champion, with a dive to -117 m (383.8 ft) in Kalamata.
On November 20, 2012, Alexey Molchanov beat Herbert Nitsch, diving to -126 meters, (413 ft) setting a new world record in Long Island, Bahamas. In autumn 2014 "Attention - A Life in Extremes", a film featuring Guillaume Nery, will be released in Austria, Germany and Switzerland. France and other countries will follow soon after.
- "Le Français Guillaume Néry bat le record du monde d'apnée". Le Nouvel Observateur (in French). 4 July 2008. Retrieved 25 March 2010.
- Attention - A Life in Extremes – retrieved on 30. January 2014
- "Watch Naughty Boy’s Breathtaking Underwater Video for ‘Lose It All’". Radio.com. 17 September 2015. Retrieved 19 September 2015.
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