Here is a description of this clip by the director Matthew Brown: This is the visual poem of William Trubridge’s world record freedive to 100 meters (one hectometer, basically one football field length and back) in order to bring light to the plight of the world’s smallest cetacean, the Hector’s Dolphin of New Zealand. With one breath of air and diving without weights, fins or any propulsive assistance, William descended to 101 meters in the waters of Dean’s Blue Hole, Bahamas, the deepest blue hole in the world.
This short documentary of the record attempts to transmit what it is like to freedive deep beneath the surface, and how we can return to explore our potential as an aquatic mammal in the search to help our endangered cousins of the seas.
I have been lucky enough to dive with, learn from, and watch William, however this short clip brought out more emotion and inspiration than anything I have seen. The cinematography was outstanding everything from the filming, editing, and music fell perfectly together to create this masterpiece. In this clip William completed a 100 Meter dive unassisted on a single breath. He did so in order to obtain a world record and bring awareness to the alarming issue of the near extinction of the Hector and Maui Dolphins. A 100 Meters is a Hectometer, a fitting name for this dive. For more on William Trubridge type his name in the search bar on our site to the left. I also suggest visiting his site here, Vertical Blue.
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