Guinness World Record set for the longest underwater dance WITHOUT oxygen.

Marina Kazankova (pictured above) glides through the water wearing an elegant burnt orange dress
A freediving duo has set a Guinness World Record for the longest underwater dance without oxygen after they performed in the deepest pool in the world for over three minutes. Marina Kazankova and Dmitry Malasenko performed the three-minute 28-second dance on a single breath. The dance was confirmed as the longest of its kind on record when the pair performed at the Y-40 pool, which is known to be the deepest in the world in Padova Italy. The eclectic performance included a sword fight and flamenco-inspired moves with Marina wearing a beautiful burnt orange dress for the performance.
The artists glided and pirouetted around the pool enchanting the audience who were able to view the show from an underwater glass tunnel that passed through the centre of the pool. In order to make the stunt even more impressive, the pair managed to cram in a section of the dance where they performed on a tight rope. Marina said: 'Y-40 was full of free divers, divers in the water and audience in the tunnel and looking through the huge windows to see the show.
'We were very emotional and happy to see so many viewers all around.'We went through a lot of psychological preparation to relax and slow the heart rate.'To make the show even more spectacular, we decided to dance not on the dancing floor but on the rope.
It's not that easy to keep the balance on the rope under the water.'The show was planned in great detail, with the coral dress that Marina wore designed to give a flowing effect when worn underwater, while the music was in sync with the movements and script. Marina said: 'It wasn't only a dance but also a play with a script and music that was written specifically for it by the musical group, Omura.'Two hooded thieves want to steal the magic pearl hidden underwater, so they have a sword fight with each other.
'Then one of the thieves removes his cloak and she's actually a woman wearing a coral dress.'Here's the two former adversaries begin a romantic dance, to show people that free diving is not an extreme sport for champions but a wonderful way to express ourselves, to feel at peace and in love with the universe.'But it's not the first time the pair have taken to the water.
In 2016 Marina set a world record in the Bonaire freediving competition, diving to 154 metres. The record was recorded by international representatives and entered into the Guinness Book of Records. The 37-year-old Russian actor and freediver has appeared in more than fifteen films since 1999 including Alien Exorcism and Find Your Breaking Point. Dmitriy Malashenko is a 34-year-old actor and freediver from Donetsk, Ukraine.