Herbert has recently announced on his ‘blog that he is attempting to break this record next June – by going to 800ft, and from there, he plans to attempt 900 and 1,000ft dives in due course. The first part of this is called Extreme 800, and is exclusively sponsored by Breitling. In order to break the record, he intends to use a specially-designed “Rocket-sled” (see render opposite and video below). This is currently (20th-30th October 2011) being tested in Santorini, Greece. No word yet on what external equalisation device he intends to use – but I doubt it’ll be another coke bottle!
I hope to have some photos of Herbert, his sled and his watch shortly! Herbert’s WR No Limits Dive to 214m can be seen here.