Saturday, January 01, 2011

The William Trubridge Hectometer Freedive Video

He's done it again.

You may remember back in April of last year William Trubridge set a "no fins" freedive world record at 92 meters.

On December 13, 2010, Trubridge set another world record when he became the first human to dive entirely unassisted to 100 meters -- one hectometer -- on a single breath of air using only his hands and feet for propulsion.

Below is the official -- not to mention stunning -- video released by Trubridge, directed by Matthew Brown with musical score by world-renowned German composer and producer, Hans Zimmer.

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The names listed during the descent were the supporters who each purchased a meter of the 100m rope.

For more information on William Trubridge, freediving and courses, visit

The dive was done to raise awareness of the plight of the Hector's Dolphin. There are now only 100 remaining North Island (Maui) Hector's Dolphins - one of the smallest and most beautiful species of dolphin in the world. Hector's Dolphins are found only in New Zealand, and only in shallow coastal waters, less than 100 meters deep, putting them at the mercy of gill-net fishing that takes place in those waters. Their population has been reduced by 75% in the last 30 years, and the Maui Dolphin subspecies is teetering on the verge of extinction.

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Congrats on the dive, William, and good luck on whichever superhuman feats you have planned this year!

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