Yasemin’s Records

43m & 46m Unassisted Constant Ballast

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  • Category: Unassisted Constant Ballast
  • Date: June 4, 2004, June 6, 2004
  • Location: Kas, Turkey
  • Dive time: 1:57 (both)
  • Record number: 7 & 8
  • Verified by F.R.E.E.

On June 4th and June 6th 2004, Yasemin set new World Records in the Unassisted Constant Ballast category with dives to 43 and 46 meters respectively. Having been the first freediver to set an official world record in this new category, accepted to be the hardest one of all, Yasemin continued her dominance on this event. The dives took place in the town of Kas, province of Antalya in Turkey and were officially verified by F.R.E.E. (Freediving Regulations & Education Entity).


40m Unassisted Constant Ballast

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  • Category: Unassisted Constant Ballast
  • Date: October 22nd, 2001
  • Location: Kos, Greece
  • Dive time: 1:56
  • Record number: 6
  • Verified by F.R.E.E.

On October 22nd 2001, Yasemin set another World Record in the Unassisted Constant Ballast category. In this category the diver is required to swim down and up without any assistance from the fins or the line. Yasemin set the first official world record in history in this category with a dive to 40 meters/131 feet which took her 1:56 minutes. The dive took place at 11:15, off the small town of Kardamena, on the island of Kos, Greece. The dive was officially verified by F.R.E.E. (Freediving Regulations & Education Entity)


105m Limited Variable Ballast

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  • Category: Limited Variable Ballast
  • Date: July 15th, 2001
  • Location: Hurgada, Egypt
  • Dive time: 2:38
  • Record number: 5
  • Verified by F.R.E.E.

This is the first time Yasemin dives in a foreign country to break a world record. Very pleased with her experience she quotes “It was always my dream to come to Egypt as I admired their history so much and wanted to dive in the wonderful waters of the Red Sea. The attention I got from the country and the support from the organizers and the team proved that this certainly was a very good choice we made”. With the dive that took place in Hurgada, Egypt, by the Island of Abu Ramada in the Red Sea, Yasemin set the New World Record to 105 meters with a total dive time of 2:38 minutes. The record was officially verified by the judges of F.R.E.E. (Freediving Regulations & Education Entity). To read Yasemin’s account on this dive click here.


120m Unlimited Variable Ballast

120m Unlimited Variable Ballast

  • Category: Limited Variable Ballast
  • Date: July 23rd, 2000
  • Location: Bodrum, Turkey
  • Depth/Dive time: 120 meters/394 feet, 2:45
  • Record number: 4
  • Verified by F.R.E.E.

Yasemin set these 3 World Records in a period of 10 days in the most spectacular categories of freediving. The dives took place in the town of Bodrum, in southern Turkey. While the record to 120 meters made her the female freediver that has gone the deepest evet in the world, she also became the first woman ever to pass the significant 100 meter mark in Limited Variable Ballast story. Another highlight of this event was for the dives to be transmitted LIVE to several channels at the same time from the surface all the way to the bottom with a very big production, being another first in the history. You can read the story of this event written by Yasemin’s trainer Rudi Castineyra by clicking here.


96m & 100m Limited Variable Ballast

96m & 100m Limited Variable Ballast

  • Category: Limited Variable Ballast
  • Date: July 14th, 2000, July 19th, 2000
  • Location: Bodrum, Turkey
  • Depth/Dive time: 96 meters/315 feet (2:22), 100 meters/328 feet (2:45)
  • Record number: 2 & 3
  • Verified by F.R.E.E.

Yasemin set these 3 World Records in a period of 10 days in the most spectacular categories of freediving. The dives took place in the town of Bodrum, in southern Turkey. While the record to 120 meters made her the female freediver that has gone the deepest evet in the world, she also became the first woman ever to pass the significant 100 meter mark in Limited Variable Ballast story. Another highlight of this event was for the dives to be transmitted LIVE to several channels at the same time from the surface all the way to the bottom with a very big production, being another first in the history. You can read the story of this event written by Yasemin’s trainer Rudi Castineyra by clicking here.


68m Equipment Assisted Constant Ballast

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  • Category: Equipment Assisted Constant Ballast
  • Date: November 7th, 1999
  • Location: Bodrum, Turkey
  • Depth/Dive time: 68 meters/227 feet (2:37)
  • Record number: 1
  • Verified by F.R.E.E.

This is Yasemin’s first world record! This is also her favorite category, the one that demands the most out of the diver, for he/she is required to swim down and up only with the help of fins. On Sunday November 7th, 1999, Yasemin kicked down to the record depth, retrieved a tag under the supervision of a judge, and then came back to the surface in a total dive time of 2:27 minutes. Where other freedivers had chosen to start their careers with less demanding dives, Yasemin opted to start hers with the category that is considered the most athletic, demanding and technically complex of all. This was certainly a good way to let the diving world know that she had arrived. The record was verified by judges from F.R.E.E. (Freediving Regulations & Education Entity).