Breathing only once and using only muscular strength, the French freediver Guillaume Néry is able to dive to 125 meters deep. With his multiple world achievements and through an amazing combination of elite sport and video art, Néry reveals the immensity of nature, shows that the human body has an enormous capacity to adapt to the aquatic environment and shares the deep values that he has learned on the seabed.
His video Free Fall , in which Néry appears jumping empty, free lung, inside the blue hole of Dean , the second largest in the world with 220 meters deep, captures the beauty and mystery of this bay of Bahamas This viral video, which was recorded by his wife Julie Gautier, has reached 26 million views on YouTube. However, as they confessed in the US program Outrageous Acts of Science, “the idea was not to touch the bottom but to create an artistic film different from what we usually see under water, redefining the limits and trying to dive as deep as possible”.
The magic of free diving
Néry, in addition to being a champion in apnea with constant weight, has absolute control of the body over the mind in the most extreme conditions and ensures that holding your breath helps you stop thinking and enter a state of peace and absolute relaxation.
For Néry, diving becomes a kind of conquest of the universe, which also allows him to access an unknown and unexplored space. In his conference for TED, The Sweeping Peace of Free Diving explained what he experiences at the bottom of the sea, 123 meters deep and without oxygen equipment: “I feel like a small point, a stardust floating in the middle of the cosmos and the immensity. It’s a fascinating feeling because I look up, down, left, right, front, back, and I see the same thing: a very deep blue infinity. ”
The dive also lets you connect with other values such as humility, acceptance of the present moment or respect for his team: “When I find this depth I’m a bit of anything that is lost in this great whole. And that is completely fascinating. ”
Do not miss the video in which Guillaume Néry explores the Y40 pool, the deepest in the world, in a single dive and without diving equipment!