This video is breathtaking – literally. For, it demonstrates the extremes one freediver had to go to touch the bottom of the world’s deepest pool.
Guillaume Nery touched a 40-meter deep Y-40 Deep Joy pool bottom, near Venice, on just one deep breathe, sinking at a swift speed after discharging the air from his lungs to be less floaty.
Doing so, Nery stated, was one half of the feat only, though – the other was to have Julie Gautier, his wife, swim next to him and tape the whole breath hold, without utilizing scuba equipment!
The 35-year-old, from Nice, explained that he embarked on the mission because of his love for the locale, despite it being synthetic and different from the natural sites where he normally undertakes dives.
“I just love this place, its one of the most fascinating place to freedive in the world, even if its artificial,” expressed Nery. “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.”
Prior to this, Nery dove 126 meters below the surface on a single breathe and has broken four world records. When conducting such astounding efforts, the freediver conveys caution always; he never dives alone.
Nery said: “We try to show another approach to underwater filming. I like to play underwater – to walk, run, jump, climb, fly. That’s why, most of the time, I am never swimming, and why I never use fins for moving underwater. I like the idea of acting like a human, amphibious, and not like a diver. It feels like I am out in space, without gravity.”
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