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'The full-length documentary Breathe from 9-time Emmy Award-winning ESPN producer Martin Khodabakhshian is now available as an HD download from iTunes, or at this link: http://filmworksent.com/Breathe.html.
A documentary that goes inside both the deepest blue hole in the world and William Trubridge's head as he freedives into it in an attempt to be the first man to go to 300 feet with 2 bare feet and 1 breath of air. Interviews with William's team and family give an insight into the human being who goes beyond human limits underwater.
DECEMBER 2010 The hectometer has officially fallen. In December 2010, William Trubridge became the first man to freedive to 100 meters with no assistance of any kind.
On the 13th December 2010, just before midday, using only his bare hands and feet, William Trubridge swam down 100 meters (328 feet) into the abyss of Dean's Blue Hole (Long Island, Bahamas) and back up to the surface on a single breath of air with a total dive time of 4 minutes and 10 seconds (photo © Paolo Valenti)
"It was one of the hardest dives I've done, in less than perfect conditions, but the hectometer has officially fallen....It has been a long road to this magical depth, and I could not have done it without the support of an incredible team: deep divers Brian, Paul & Jason; safety freedivers Alfredo, Brian and Charlie; photographers Igor and Paolo; paramedic Tom; Nic, who traveled for 2 days from NZ to support me; and my loyal and loving wife and coach Brittany.Thank you also to the event sponsors Suunto and Orca - their support for myself and the sport of freediving has been incredible. Thanks also to my other athlete sponsors Ex Drinks and Tenerife Top Training, and to Glorope for supplying the perfect freediving cord."
William Trubridge is a 15-time world record holder and current freediving world champion, as well as Suunto Vertical Blue champion and 2010 and 2011 World Absolute Freediver.
Vertical Blue is both a school and an annual freediving event on Long Island, in the Bahamas, founded by William Trubridge. For more information on both, please visit the Vertical Blue website.
"The love of the diver for his world of wavering light. His world of pearls and tendrils and his breath at his breast. Born as a plunger into the deeps he is at one with every swarm of limegreen fish, with every coloured sponge. As he holds himself to the ocean's faery floor, one hand clasped to a bedded whale's rib, he is complete and infinite. Pulse, power and universe sway in his body."
- Mervyn Peake