Ercumen set the record of 65 metres in one minute and 58 seconds on October 26 at Lake Salda in southwestern Turkey. The World Underwater Federation (CMAS) confirmed the feat.
Afterward, Ercumen told reporters:
“I’m very happy. My goal was to draw attention to the preservation of Lake Salda.”
At 184 metres deep, Lake Salda is Turkey’s deepest lake.