Guillaume Nery Base Jumping UNDERWATER At Dean's Blue Hole (VIDEO)

06/08/2010 09:49 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Nicholas Graham Huffington Post

This stunning video of world champion freediver Guillaume Nery base jumping underwater into Dean's Blue Hole will take your breath away.

Dean's Blue Hole is the world's largest underwater sinkhole, plunging 663 feet to the ocean floor in a bay west of the Bahamas. (UPDATE Nery emailed us to say he never reached the bottom; the distance is so far as to make it impossible. Nery says, "This movie is an artistic project, a fiction." He shot it with his girlfriend over the course of four afternoons.)

Gautier on shooting the video:

Guillaume Nery and myself decided to use our time during a freediving competition at Dean's Blue Hole (deepest blue hole in the world) to make a short movie. Since a long time Guillaume wanted to make the link between freeding and base jumping. Our goal was to emphasise on esthetic images and innovative camera moves.

The video is filmed "on breath." We feel both inspired and lame.

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