Our co editor has often blogged about free diving in its varying disciplines and when doing a little research the other day we came across this extreme demonstration of free diving at Dean’s Blue Hole in the Bahamas, or should we say BASE jumping? In this example we see the French free diving world champion with constant weight and no fins perform a base jump – extreme.
The video featuring Guillaume Nery base jumping underwater into the depths of the Blue Hole takes your breath away. The video, an artistic and therefore fictional product, is filmed by Guillaume’s girlfriend and french champion free-diver Julie Gautier. Guillaume Nery does not claim to have reached the bottom of Dean’s Blue Hole which is an impressive and impossible 202m and the world record in the no-fins discipline is 95m, held by William Trubridge.
Julie Gautier, herself a French champion has also achieved a great deal in the world of free diving as can be seen by her many underwater videos. What you will watch below was put together by guillaumenery and filmed by Julie Gautier – a very artistic reflection on an incredibly demanding extreme sport which is gaining more and more in popularity.
Nery and Gautier have just returned from the AIDA team World Championships in Okinawa, Japan where they didn’t exactly run away with the prizes – they were awarded to Denmark, Japan and Finland.
If you want to find out more about what Nery is doing you can visit his blog by clicking on this link http://www.guillaumenery.fr/