Bajzath said he had crossed the strait in 5 hours and 47 minutes on Tuesday. He added that he had to cope with strong winds and various underwater currents but a Spanish rescue team was watching over him.
He said he had been preaparing for the swim for nearly a year, which also involved acquiring all the necessary permits to use international waters.
Bajzath, a member of the Neptun Diving Club in Miskolc, has attracted attention with several extraordinary sport achievements in the past. Each January he dives without any protective clothing or equipment in a lake near Mezokovesd, which has water temperature of around 1 degree Celsius. He dives several tens of metres under ice and comes to the surface where holes are cut in the ice.