William Trubridge has set a record. On Monday, the diver plunged to a depth of 100 meters (or 328 feet) on one, single breath, using only his own feet and hands for propulsion.
In fact, the New Zealand diver accomplished the seemingly-impossible feat without the use of swim fins, weights, or heavy sled. On top of that, he didn’t even use an inflatable airbag to help him reach the surface after the dive, which took place at the Dean’s Blue Hole in the Bahamas.
Trubridge has now set a brand new unassisted diving record and hit the 100-meter mark unassisted. That mark ha previously only been attained via the use of weighted sleds and airbags.
“It’s different than when you use sleds and airbags,” Trubridge said. “Because when you turn around at 100 meters and start swimming back to the surface with just your hands and feet, it can be a little bit daunting because of how much water you have over your head.”
Trubridge held his breath for 4 minutes and 10 seconds, from beginning to end.
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