Freediver Jumps To Bottom Of World's Deepest Pool (40m) In A Single Breath

July 14, 2017


In the human body is a truly amazing machine news, this is a video of French freediver Guillaume Néry casually dropping to the the bottom of the world's deepest swimming pool in a single breath. The Y40 pool in Italy (previously written about when it was completed back in 2014 HERE) is the world's deepest, with a central well 40 meters (~131-feet) deep. Obviously, it's not your typical backyard swimming pool and was designed specifically for diving practice. Of course the video ends with Guillaume reaching the bottom but never shows him surface so I can only assume he died down there, RIP Aquaboy. Now if you'll excuse me, I need to go fish my drunk uncle out of the pool with a leaf skimmer. "What's the speargun for?" I modded it with tranq darts in case he tries to fight back. "Why would he?" Well if it's anything like last time, he's convinced he's a merman and will die out of water.

Keep going for the video.

Thanks to hairless, who claims he can swim faster because he doesn't have body hair to cause drag. Who's trying to swim fast? I just want to float around the pool on a donut raft.

  • Brent Turcotte

    thats some serious lung control

  • The_Wretched

    He wasted a ton of oxygen with all the running around and posing. He also sank...humans don't sink. OTOH, looked very cool and he can hold his breath a long time and tolerate huge changes in pressure.

  • Benjamin van M

    The world record for free diving is much deeper than this. No special equipment or pure oxygen required.

  • Meh

    So this afternoon while taking a nap, i was thinking of this video. Anyone know whether or not he used pure oxygen beforehand?

  • Edouard Tremblay

    too much camera angles to be a one-shot...

  • Shooting Thepast

    Why aren't they showing the uncut version? You look down and there's no cameraman, then the next shot is someone underneath him...really?


    Fuck that.

  • Perpetual Pizza

    And I thought it was a big deal to reach the bottom of a 9 ft deep end.

  • Octo

    How does he not have to equalize at all? I gotta do that after about 2 meters.

  • Adibobea9

    Tom Cruise could do it…

  • Michael Knight

    but i bet john travolta couldn't

  • Meh

    Jesus, i was stressing at the first plateau.

  • I tried holding my breath with him. Started crying and gave up... then watched the remaining two minutes of the video.

  • GeneralDisorder

    I also do stupid things sometimes.

  • The_Wretched

    It's easier to hold your breath under water.

  • WhiteEagle2

    So does he not swim back up on the same breath? That would explain why he was just dicking around in the beginning before headed towards the pit.

  • Bling Nye

    He doesn't in the video, but I read he can hold his breath for up to 7 fucking minutes (but closer to 5 by some accounts, so who knows exactly). Either way, that's well over twice as long as the video showing him getting down, so he very well could have come back up on the same breath. I don't know why they ended it there at the bottom, unless for dramatic effect or something.

  • GeneralDisorder

    David Blaine held his breath for 17 minutes. This sort of thing can be trained.

  • How does he sink? He's got a lungful of air, and the pressure (and thereby water density) will go up quite a bit as he goes lower and lower... Has he got a weighted suit or something?

  • Bling Nye

    You actually become less buoyant the deeper you go, and for fit freedivers with very little fat (fat is buoyant as it is less dense than water, muscle is negatively buoyant as it is denser than water) even in a wet suit, they can be neutral at 15 feet depth and negatively buoyant below that. Where the video starts, I think is pretty close to that, I think that first platform is at 5m depth (~15ft).

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