Andrea Zuccari went missing in Egypt while diving in the Red Sea off the coast of Sharm el Sheikh. According to available information, the freediving champion was diving using scuba gear the moment he went missing.
Zuccari was supposed to carry out maintenance on the diving platform’s connection cables at a depth of around 50 metres. For this purpose, he dived with an aqualung and a DPV scooter. When the time scheduled for the dive and return to the surface had passed and Andrea still had not appeared, a rescue operation was launched.
Unfortunately, despite an intensive search involving both divers and freedivers, the Italian was not found. According to information published online, some of his equipment has been found.
The freediving world is shocked and saddened, as Andrea Zuccari was a great personality of this community. The Italian contributed greatly to the development and promotion of the discipline and dedicated his entire life to it.
Born in Rome, 48-year-old Zuccari was one of the world’s leading freedivers. Among his achievements, he held a personal record in the No Limit competition when he reached 185 metres. The Italian was also a respected coach to successive generations of freedivers. In 20212, he created the Freediving World Apnea Centre in Sharm el Sheik, where he trained athletes from all over the world.
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