Diver breaks record but does not reach bottom of mystery cave

Frédéric Swierczynski’s speaks about the epic dive ... and why he plans to return one day

De l’eau sous la montagne, a film following French cave diver Frédéric Swierczynski’s most recent challenge – to find out how deep the forbidding underwater cave at Mescla really is – won the Grand Prix du film dáventure at the International Festival of adventure films in La Rochelle in November 2016.

An underwater cave so massive that not even ‘extreme’ divers can get to the bottom of it is keeping its deepet secret to itself – for now.

Frédéric Swierczynski broke a world diving record last summer for his 267-metre descent into the cave at Mescla, beneath the commune of Malaussène, 40km from Nice.

However, he did not reach the bottom of the cave, and still no-one knows how deep it ...

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