Breathtaking! The diver holds his breath underwater for 24 MINUTES and 33 SECONDS to set a new world record

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Breathtaking! The diver holds his breath underwater for 24 MINUTES and 33 SECONDS to set a new world record

  • Budimir Buda Šobat, 54, held his breath underwater for 24 minutes and 33 seconds
  • His attempt broke his own previous world record time by more than two minutes
  • He performed his world record attempt in a swimming pool in the city of Sisak
  • He hopes his record will help raise money for earthquake victims in the area

A Croatian daredevil broke his own world record by holding his breath underwater after being underwater for almost half an hour.

Budimir Buda Šobat, 54, already held the Guinness World Record, but this weekend broke his own record by setting a new time of 24 minutes and 33 seconds.

Šobat took place in a swimming pool in the city of Sisak and was under the supervision of doctors, reporters and supporters as he completed his record attempt.

To prepare, Šobat hyperventilated in the minutes leading up to the record attempt on pure oxygen, increasing the oxygen supply in his body.

Croatian daredevil Budimir Buda Šobat, 54, (pictured) broke his own world record by holding his breath underwater after being underwater for 24 minutes and 33 seconds.

Croatian daredevil Budimir Buda Šobat, 54, (pictured) broke his own world record by holding his breath underwater after being underwater for 24 minutes and 33 seconds.

Šobat took place in a swimming pool in the city of Sisak and was supervised by doctors, reporters and supporters as he completed his record attempt

Šobat took place in a swimming pool in the city of Sisak and was supervised by doctors, reporters and supporters as he completed his record attempt

Šobat took place in a swimming pool in the city of Sisak and was supervised by doctors, reporters and supporters as he completed his record attempt

The former bodybuilder turned his focus to static diving, becoming one of the world’s top 10 divers before setting his old record of 24 minutes and 11 seconds underwater.

Now, however, with years of training and conditioning behind him, Šobat has trained his body to pump oxygenated blood more slowly throughout his body, especially his brain.

His training has also prepared him for involuntary muscle spasms that occur underwater for about 18 minutes due to lack of oxygen.

To deal with this, he views the spasms as a coping mechanism to help him stay conscious below the surface of the water.

To prepare himself, Šobat hyperventilated in the minutes leading up to the record attempt on pure oxygen, increasing the oxygen supply in his body.

To prepare himself, Šobat hyperventilated in the minutes leading up to the record attempt on pure oxygen, increasing the oxygen supply in his body.

To prepare himself, Šobat hyperventilated in the minutes leading up to the record attempt on pure oxygen, increasing the oxygen supply in his body.

Now, however, with years of training and conditioning behind him, Šobat has trained his body to pump oxygenated blood more slowly throughout his body, especially his brain.

Now, however, with years of training and conditioning behind him, Šobat has trained his body to pump oxygenated blood more slowly throughout his body, especially his brain.

Now, however, with years of training and conditioning behind him, Šobat has trained his body to pump oxygenated blood more slowly throughout his body, especially his brain.

Thanks to the minute-long inhalation of pure oxygen prior to his attempt, Šobat was able to hold his breath more than double the current world record time for static apnea, not involving the supplemental oxygen.

Despite the dangers of the world record, Šobat said he was inspired to break his own record by his daughter Saša, 20, who suffers from cerebral palsy, autism and epilepsy.

Šobat’s record attempt was also carried out in hopes of raising money for the area, which was devastated by an earthquake in December, and for the affected children.

In particular, he hopes to be able to rebuild the Chamber of Miracles of the Association of Persons with Disabilities of the province of Sisak-Moslavina, the site of which was destroyed by the earthquake.

Speaking of his attempt, Morning reported Šobat said, “I’m going to dive guided by the logic of getting involved, as best I can, to embellish and help the efforts of everyone there.”

The former bodybuilder turned his focus to static diving, becoming one of the world's top 10 divers before setting his old record of 24 minutes and 11 seconds underwater.

The former bodybuilder turned his attention to static diving, becoming one of the world's top 10 divers before setting his old record of 24 minutes and 11 seconds underwater.

The former bodybuilder turned his focus to static diving, becoming one of the world’s top 10 divers before setting his old record of 24 minutes and 11 seconds underwater.

Šobat's record attempt was also carried out in hopes of raising money for the area, which was devastated by an earthquake in December, and for the affected children.

Šobat's record attempt was also carried out in hopes of raising money for the area, which was devastated by an earthquake in December, and for the affected children.

Šobat’s record attempt was also carried out in hopes of raising money for the area, which was devastated by an earthquake in December, and for the affected children.

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