Freediving is as pure as it gets for ocean exploration. Similar to the simplicity and danger of rock climbing’s free soloing, freediving strips an individual down to the essentials: wetsuit, goggles, and lungs of steel.
Guillaume Néry, who’s been diving since he was 14, continues to push the sport to new depths. In 2004, he broke the world record with a 315-foot dive and then broke it once again the next year by 13 feet. In addition to his record-breaking dives, Néry has an eye for cinema. His latest piece, One Breath Around the World is a breath-taking underwater journey that takes him to the seafloor of Japan, Finland, Mexico, France, and the Philippines.