Freediver floats through water as if he was in space
This deep sea daredevil will take your breath away as he dives underwater with no air tanks to depths of more than 285 FEET.
Free diving Frenchman Guillaume Néry teamed up with wife Julie Gautier to dive through the depths off the coast of French Polynesia in the Pacific Ocean – swimming into the deep the equivalent of the length of NINE double-decker buses.
32-year-old Guillaume, from Nice, France produced the amazing aqua aerobics for the film ‘Ocean Gravity’ which he hopes will show the similarities between the marine world and space.
The experienced diver, who took up the extreme sport aged just 15 and has competed professionally since 2000, gracefully speeds across the sea in the film and he insists that anyone can have a go.
Guillaume said: “Free diving seems to be accessible only to aliens or extraordinary people, but it’s not.
“Everyone can try and enjoy free diving, at his own level. I would say the main difficult thing is to overcome the mental barrier.
“You think it’s impossible but you are able to do much more than what you believe possible.”
The fearless free diver held his breath as he filmed the risky video in three two-hour sessions with wife Julie, 35, originally from Reunion Island in the Pacific Ocean, on the camera.
The couple opted to keep the sharks, manta ray and dolphins that roam the ocean out of the shots to create the space-like feel.
After conquering the marine world, Guillaume, who broke the world record for the deepest freediving by reaching minus 87 metres in 2002, has his eyes set on the moon.
Guillaume said: “One of my dream is to go up in fly, being able to fly and look at our planet from space, or even being able to discover a new planet.
“Doing this film was a kind of realisation of this fantasy, but on our planet underwater.”