Remember Luc Bessons excellent movie about freediving, The Big Blue, featuring Jean Reno, Jean-Marc Barr and Rosanna Arquette? It was truly a remarkable movie about a very fascinating (and dangerous) sport.
If you agree you should definately check out this Ted Talk by Guillaume Néry where he takes you along on one of his record dives. Meter by meter, he explains the physical and emotional impact of water pressure, silence and holding your breath. His eloquent description of the underwater experience reveals the hidden poetry of freediving.
Guillaume Néry is a French freediving champion, specializing in deep diving. As a multiple world record holder and the double reigning world champion, Guillaume’s goals go well beyond the simple realm of sport. With a perfect combination of aesthetics, performance, films and exploration, Guillaume practices his discipline like an art form — it has become his way of life.
Check out his talk here: