This Deep-Sea Diving Footage Captured Underwater Is Absolutely Terrifying


Don't get me wrong, the ocean is a beautiful, blissful place.

But you'd never catch me performing record-breaking free dives for fun. Ever. Unlike most of us who know our limits with the ocean, there are always a few daredevils out there looking to make terrifying stunts look like a walk in the park.

First, it was all about stuntwoman Roberta Mancino's death-defying wingsuit flight over an active volcano. This time, we're met with the complete opposite of hot molten lava.

In a recent video uploaded to YouTube by William Trubridge, we're taken 400 feet underwater as the professional thrill-seeking diver performs a record-breaking free dive. Trubridge was able to descend 400 feet into Dean's Blue Hole (near the Bahamas) and back to the surface in just 4 minutes and 24 seconds to claim the 16th world record in free immersion.

The footage begins with Trubridge gearing up for one of the most defining moments in his diving career. Just a minute and 30 seconds into the video, he's surrounded by the ocean's darkness where his hand is barely visible in front of his face.

Let's just say this gave me enough reason to never think about deep-sea diving ever. I mean, it's only a matter of time before one of those super-gross angler fish shows up to see what all the ruckus is about...

Check out the video above for a closer look!

Citations: Free Diving To 400 Feet Underwater Looks Terrifying (Digg)