Where No Man Has Gone Before

New Zealand world record-breaking freediver William Trubridge, 32, is one of the few people on the planet who can dive deeper than WWII submarines without coming up for air. Trubridge talked to Bob Simon on a recent American 60 Minutes slot. Two years ago, Trubridge, broke records by venturing down to 331 feet without swim fins. Asked by Simon if, at the time, anyone thought such a deep dive was possible without fins, Trubridge replies, “When the record was 80? I don’t think so. I don’t think anyone realistically thought it was going to happen or at least not soon.”

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