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Şahika Ercümen: The Real-Life Mermaid

Mercedes-Benz G 350 d in Turkey.
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We accompany free diver Şahika Ercümen on a trip along Turkey’s Black Sea coast.

From the ocean’s surface to 110 meters deep in 2 minutes 49 seconds without an oxygen tank – this is the jaw-dropping record-breaking dive time of world-renowned free diver Şahika Ercümen. Not only did Ercümen break numerous worldwide underwater sport records, she also overcame her own limits: she conquered her asthma with breath exercises and subsequently won several competitions in various underwater sports.


She’s Mercedes caught Ercümen off the coast of Turkey, driving a G-Class as she headed to her next dive. She took a break from her action-packed day and introduced us to the stunning landscape of her native homeland. At the beach she showed us some of her favourite warm-ups and shared what it’s like being a real-life mermaid.

G 350 d: Fuel consumption combined: 9.0 l/100 km; combined CO₂ emissions: 261 g/km.*

* The figures are provided in accordance with the German regulation 'PKW-EnVKV' and apply to the German market only. Further information on official fuel consumption figures and the official specific CO₂ emissions of new passenger cars can be found in the EU guide 'Information on the fuel consumption, CO₂ emissions and energy consumption of new cars', which is available free of charge at all sales dealerships, from DAT Deutsche Automobil Treuhand GmbH and at www.dat.de.