Sofía Gómez Uribe Short: Free-Diving in Dominica
by Maia Muttoo Oct 1, 2018
In July 2017, Colombian athlete Sofía Gómez Uribe set the current women’s World Underwater Federation women’s free diving record at a depth of 84 meters. With only a pair of bi-fins and her incredible lungs, Sofía dove at the Soufrière and Scotts Head Bay Marine Reserve, and smashed the previous record of 82 meters. But, as she told the Latin American Herald Tribune, “I don’t do it for the records…obviously it’s much better if records are set…I do it for the personal satisfaction of extending my limits…and showing myself that I can achieve what I set out to do.”
The breathtaking beauty of Dominica made a stunning backdrop for Sofía’s achievement. In a new short produced by LINK International Productions, she adventures through the waterfalls, mountains and seas of Dominica, expressing the essential relationship between athlete and nature. Check out the video here.