Audrey Mestre was born on August 11, 1974, and was a French world record-setting freediver. It must be noted that Audrey Mestre was born in Saint-Denis, Seine-Saint Denis .
Her family was full of people who had much love for snorkeling and scuba diving. Audrey Mestre took to swimming interestingly when she was a baby.
She became an expert in scuba diving when she turned 13. However, she did not get full certification until she turned 16 based on French law.
Later on, her family moved to Mexico City. She was quite fluent in the Spanish language. Audrey Mestre attended a University in La Paz, Mexico and she read a course in Marine Biology.
Audrey Mestre Cause of Death
Audrey Mestre died in October 2002. Her death came up as she tried to break the 160-meter no limits free-diving world record. The world record had been set by Tanya Streeter on August 17, 2002. She died as a result of drowning.
Audrey Mestre Relationship
Due to the level of interest Audrey Mestre had in underwear sports, she met free diver Francisco Ferreras.
A relationship developed between the two of them and sooner than later, Audrey Mestre moved to Miami, Florida to live with Francisco Ferreras.
They eventually got married in 1999 and a year later, Audrey Mestre broke the female world record by free diving to a depth of 125 meters on a single breath of air.
She broke her own record a year later when she dived to a depth of 130 meters.
Awards and Honours
In 2022, Audrey Mestre was inducted posthumously into the Women Divers Hall of Fame.
Later in August 2004, her husband also published a book that tells the story of Audrey Mestre. The title of the book was The Dive: A Story of Love and Obsession.
The life of Audrey Mestre was also captured in ESPN’s No Limits as part of their Nine for IX series. This was in 2013.