Sinkhole Record

New Zealander William Trubridge, 3, has set yet another world freediving record descending 1m on a single breath into Dean’s Blue Hole on Long Island in the Bahamas beating his previous 95m world record. It took Trubridge four minutes and 1 seconds to complete the dive into the world’s deepest underwater sinkhole. Trubridge twice failed to make the descent before finally breaking the world record on his third try. “After that moment I have few memories, as my body was operating on autopilot. I remember keeping my eyes half-closed and telling myself to relax and flow as I set off on the long swim back towards the light. And I remember erupting into celebration with my team,” he said. The pressure exerted by water at depths approaching 1m is so great that freedivers’ lungs can be crushed to the size of a small grapefruit. This was Trubridge’s 13th freediving world record. Trubridge is an instructor for the Italian-owned Bahamas dive school Apnea Academy.


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