Amazing Free-Diving Skills

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As a kid I can remember competing with my brother to see who could hold their breath the longest underwater in a pool. I would always draw in a huge breath, go under, stay there until my body started to revolt and panic set in, and then dart back to the surface – only to learn that I’d make lasted all of about 13 seconds.

So, the free diver in this footage from the BBC’s show Human Planet is like a superhero to me. Not only does this video depict his two and a half minute long dive – done on a single breath – but he also manages to be quite impressive with a spear gun in the process.

(Via Unique Daily)

January 28, 2011 - 3:31am
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