Valentine's Day with Longest Underwater Kiss | LUX* South Ari Atoll - Lets Go Maldives

Valentine’s Day with Longest Underwater Kiss | LUX* South Ari Atoll

February 16, 2023

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“Three days before the record I could just not hold my breath. We couldn’t even reach the existing

record – we weren’t even close.”

– Beth and Miles commented.


Beth Neale is a four-time South African Freedive Champion, and has a big amount of South African National Freediving and

African Continental records. Together with her partner Miles Cloutier and their one-and-a-half-year-old daughter, Neve, a couple travelled

to LUX* South Ari Atoll to celebrate the Day of Love and attempt the record on such a special occasion.



The underwater kiss lasted for 4 minutes 6 seconds beneath the water in an infinity pool and beat the previous record that lasted 3 minutes 24 seconds

set 13 years ago on Guinness World Records’ Italian TV show Lo Show dei Record.


The preparation for hitting the record started a couple of weeks before traveling to Maldives, however the nerves kicked it upon their arrival.

Even though Beth and Miles had an urge to swim to the surface and take in deep breath, by looking at each other they were able to find support

and fight it during the history-making moment.


According to Miles, it was a “hero’s journey of a breath hold.”

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