Freediver Reaches Bottom of World’s Deepest Pool in a Single Breath

Guillaume Nery reached the bottom of the 131-foot-deep pool near Venice, Italy.

July 20, 2017 10:53 am

This extreme video is literally breathtaking, as it shows the lengths one freediver had to go to reach the bottom of the world’s deepest pool.

Guillaume Nery reached the bottom of the Y-40 Deep Joy pool, near Venice, Italy, on a single breathe, sinking at a rapid speed after emptying his lungs to be less buoyant.

Doing so, Guillaume said, was only one half of the challenge, though – the other was to have his wife, Julie Gautier, swim next to him and film the entire breathold, without using scuba equipment.

The 35-year-old, from Nice, France, said that he undertook the challenge because of his love for the venue, despite it being artificial and different from the natural locations where he usually undertakes dives.

“When you are in this pool, it feels like a science fiction scene, futuristic, and the water is so clear that sometimes you have the feeling that you are flying,” said Guillame.

Though the pressure and sheer length of the breathold would be a challenge for a mere mortal, for a freediver like Guillaume, the dive is rather straightforward, he said.

In the past, Guillaume has broken four world records and can dive 413 feet below the surface on a single breathe.

When undertaking such incredible feats, the freediver always expresses caution. Guillaume never dives alone.


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