Diver Breaks Record for Deepest Plunge Into Ocean, Then Does It Again


William Trubridge during an earlier dive in the Vertical Blue competition.

Daan Verhoeven

When a free diver from New Zealand broke one of the sport’s most-prized world records on Saturday, plunging 122 meters beneath the ocean’s surface, fans were awe-struck by the new apogee of human endurance. But the mark was to be short-lived.

On Monday, the same diver, William Trubridge, broke it again.

This time, he added another two meters, descending a whopping 124 meters (about 407 feet) while holding a single breath for 4 minutes 34 seconds.

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