William Trubridge becomes the first human being to dive completely unassisted to 100 meters (one hectometer). With a single breath of air, and only his hands and feet for propulsion, he set this historic world record in Dean’s Blue Hole, Long Island, Bahamas, on December 13, 2010.
Directed by Matthew Brown. Music by Hans Zimmer.
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 verticalblue.net
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