Nuno Gomes – diver, two world records in deep diving. Nuno Gomes is a South African scuba diver. He was born in Lisbon of Portuguese descent, but his family relocated to Pretoria when he was 14 years old. He is the holder of two world records in deep diving (independently verified and approved by Guinness World Records), the cave diving record from 1996 to 2015 and the sea water record from 2005 to 2014.
In 1993 the legendary Sheck Exley visited Boesmansgat and Nuno finally met his hero. Nuno learned from the legend about TRIMIX decompression schedules and calculations, staged cylinder diving, the discipline required, the seemingly obvious rule of making sure to have enough gas to breathe, teamwork and to be conservative with decompression calculations.In 1994 Nuno extended his personal deepest dives to 230m followed by a 253m.