Underwater Base Jump

Submitted by: ScottSerious 6 years ago Sports


This guy can hold his breath for a long time and keep his cool all while falling into a deep black hole in the ocean.
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Male 127
cool i admit. but try doing all that in one take then I will be impressed. definatly pieced together.


wow. Thats like going to see Lord of the Rings and saying `definatly shopped`... dumbass.
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Male 439
cool i admit. but try doing all that in one take then I will be impressed. definatly pieced together.
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Male 361
Yeah Mantistador, try doing that under water, you wouldn`t last half the time lol.
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Male 1,222
Isnt that the guy from Burn Notice?
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Male 7
the same thing that happens when any other base jumper dies...
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Male 17
What if he had died?
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Male 2,199
I just tried holding my breath with the video, lasted for about 3 minutes, and I`m not even a pro diver or anything, so im sure this is very possible...
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Male 85
Damn! This made me wanna go diving! I sometimes "basejump" when scuba diving during the descent, but it´s a whole other thing doing it free diving like this guy. Have only tried it in a pool not even 6 meters (20 feet) deep. The further you descend, the smaller your lungs get, so you will just sink faster. Kinda dangerous if you are not fast to drop the weight belt or have a breathing buddy nearby if something happens.
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Male 1,357
....@shipyard, so an anaerobic workout? yeah i thought so
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Male 58
i dont think he held his breath the entire time...the time it takes to sink down to the bottom of that hole would take wayy more than even an exceptionally good swimmer with a super "human"lung capacity. the camera guy probably had oxygen tanks with him to give him air at intervals of the fall.
BUT DIVER GUY, YOU ROCK! KEEP ON ROCKIN THAT OCEAN BED!
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Female 169
This terrifies me ... then again I can`t swim
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Male 220
They`ve been doing this longer than they have been base jumping... -_-
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Male 174
I envy this guy so much!
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Male 630
Such an aerobic workout at the end, all with no breath. I congratulate the guy.
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Male 1,451
techgeek, it`s not slow motion, he`s underwater. I think it`s just a lot of edit`s. Like why was the dirt cloud below him, he sank faster that dirt before, how did it beat him then allow him to overtake it again?
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Male 12,365
[quote">is that hole real?[/quote">

Yes. It`s a sinkhole that`s underwater. There are quite a few of them. This is Dean`s Blue Hole, the deepest known underwater sinkhole. It`s very close to the shore, as shown by these surface pictures:

Photos from just inland
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Male 2,593
it would be a lot less impressive if not in slow-mo
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Female 570
it looks cgi when he`s at the bottom, at least thats when i noticed it. is that hole real? i think i`d have pood my pants just by even standing near that thing! on the other hand, it would be one hell of adrenaline rush to swimm across something so big and so black and so deep.
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Male 200
how does he do that?!
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Male 384
try and hold your breath with this dude. wow.
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Male 216
shopped.
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Male 606
fudge that
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Male 295
really cool.
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Female 999
LOL 420
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Male 25,416
Thats so cool, but imagine diving into the depths and then seeing something bigger than you coming up!
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Male 928
That video was fkn sweet. Excellent video work too not just in the filming but in the editing end. Very well put together all around and pretty amazing amount of time to hold your breath for over 4 minutes!
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Male 54
@420foy
agreed LOL
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Male 670
dont let the naacp hear about these `deep black holes`. it could be construed as racist to let people dive into black holes.
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Male 1,256
I need to do this immediately.
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Male 35
The free diver, Guillame Nery, IS in fact one of the front runners in the competition for the world record of the deepest dive in the constant weight category. There`s a ton of info on him if you just Google. However, Dean`s Blue Hole is over 202 meters deep, which no human has yet accomplished. So yes, this particular video was just entertainment.
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Male 213
Regardless of whether or not this is completely real, or a little staged, it was AMAZING. Very good editing of this video.
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Male 24
not to mention halfway through the descent when the belt is missing
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Male 24
Nizar...then explain why, when he turns to climb back up the rock again, his weight belt is gone while it had been there the whole time before, then mysteriously it`s back on again in the next frame. It was CLEARLY not one full dive.
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Male 98
Is this an ad for something? If not, quick! sombody make an ad out of this (I`m thinking hair gel but that`s just me).
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Male 151
i found it amazing how he was climbing up the wall at the end.
it would be so awesome to rock climb like that.
damm you gravity =(
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Male 3
There are so many comments comming from assumtions that should not be made without understanding how, when, where this was done. I`d like to adress a few points that have been brought up. Firstly, this is 100% real, both the jumper and the camera man were free diving and holding their breath, the camera man had an emergency line just un case but it was not used in hte filming of the video. Second, people have brought up world record depths for free diving, and the depth of this particular location. At 2:44/2:45 (when there is a top down view of him landing), you can look at the top right edge of the szcreen and see that there is much more of the depths left, he is landing on a ledge. He then lands and calmly climbs out, the entire process taking between 4 and 5 and a half minutes, a very reasonable time for a free-dive, especially with someone very experienced.
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Male 808
Man, makes me want to go back to the Bahamas-I remember swimming with sharks there-stayed at the RIU right beside the Atlantis
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Male 90
OMG i would panic and die.

BTW it seems that he has blown out all the air in his lunges, and he wouldn`t be able to not breathe that long. Fake!
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Male 199
Thats pretty darn epic but wouldnt it have been quicker to carry a weight down with him? atleast till the drop..

@DGbME
yeah either that or.. you know there was Two or more people filming?
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Male 6,694
Looks cool but I dont think I will be doing that any time soon.
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Male 75
very nice

@TTwinkle, its called ``Archive - You make me feel``
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Male 129
Ive done this before, its called sinking
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Male 451
Surely the camera man was slipping him some breaths of air between shots.
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Male 17
You could not pay me enough to do that! Although it was cool to watch.
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Female 21
That was sexy. Wow.

Wonder what the song is called??
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Male 130
that was pure sex
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Male 784
@Flibmeister
No, not steel - lungs of seal :)
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Male 683
Pshh, easy, I do it all the time :P
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Male 833
talk about gratifying
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Male 153
eff that
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Male 322
Hey you want to hold your breath for 4 min while you jump through a hole in the earth? ummm...no...no I dont...
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Female 833
oh my dratting goodness, that guy must have lungs of steel!
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Male 111
I couldn`t even hold my breath long enough to walk to the edge of the hole like he did.
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Male 69
It`s not the compressed air that causes to be bent. It`s the pressure of all the water above you, it causes nitrogen bubbles to form in your blood. This only happens when you stay under pressure for an extended amount of time. That`s why divers need to take a safety stop at a lower depth, to the allow the nitrogen bubbles to redisolve
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Male 12,365
[quote]it almost looks faked because of the cut out`s. Also there is a line feeding down the center of the hole. It`s possible he had compressed air but with the way compressed air works under water and how fast he was rising he would have "bend"`d way before reaching the top.[/quote]

This seems to be a genuine dive. The line is there in case of trouble, but it isn`t used unless something goes wrong.

As far as I know, this isn`t quite the record depth for that type of freediving. Herbert Nitsch has the record, as far as I can tell from a little time spent looking it up.
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Male 509
"Also there is a line feeding down the center of the hole"
I wikipedia`d freediving and that`s part of how they dive.
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Male 509
whoa... I was gonna call fake but after seeing how he was moving, how he got out and knowing how long pro freedivers can hold their breath for, I`d actually say this is real and mind-blowing...
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Male 8,302
Ever get that sinking feeling?
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Male 50
That was some awesome shiet. Great cam guys too :P
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Male 4,867
dayum, that was pretty awesome
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Male 2,748
O.o so... my mind was just blown... that was awesome!
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Male 759
Very cool video. Nice find. The pressure must have been insane. I can`t go passed 40ft.
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Male 1,059
He has a weight on his back, Choo.
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Male 1,059
I wouldn`t dive in there.... At least I wouldn`t want to even try to reach the bottom. There are stingrays and sharks in there sometimes, expecially near the bottom. o.o
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Female 120
Can a living body just sink like that?
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Male 105
:) Edimesic,, funny word : defecating
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Male 99
Awesome!!
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Female 81
Holy crap-nuts! Amazing video!
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Male 24
He didn`t hold his breath the whole way through. If you watch closely you will notice that his weight belt is on in some frames, and off in others. This was done in multiple takes
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Male 70
@test-user564

I can`t believe I just held my breath for 2 minutes.
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Male 594
Necrobitch: Time, sure. If you choose to view it
that way. Energy? Oh, how I weep for all the
suffering you`ve had to endure by clicking a link
and watching something for a few minutes while, presumably, sitting down.

It seems to me that more and more people can`t
appreciate something as simple and beautiful as
this clip. If it`s not a body-severing explosion,
girls defecating into glasses or something else
that has a high shock-factor, it`s simply not worth the time anymore.
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Female 275
This is actually pretty scary when you`re on the edge of the hole - I was snorkeling by the Big Blue Hole in Belize, and even though I was floating and had plenty of air, it was terrifying being on the edge.

@Kalkin
You`ve never heard of free-diving? It`s a real sport; they can hold their breath for way longer than the average person.
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Male 490
did anyone else try to hold their breath while they watched this? i got half way through
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Male 476
That guy is f u c k i n g NUTS!
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Male 1,222
Isnt that the guy from Burn Notice?
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Male 61
@Kalkin
Do you think ecologists really give a sh*t if he kills a barnacle when climbing back up the rock?
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Male 44
I was noticing a tube under his neck, which is probably a breathing apparatus.
Either way, ecologists probably aren`t too happy about him scrambling up a rock face that appears to have species growing on it.
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Female 467
wel that was a waste of time and energy.
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Male 44
I was noticing a tube under his neck, which is probably a breathing apparatus.
Either way, ecologists probably aren`t too happy about him scrambling up a rock face that appears to have species growing on it.
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Male 176
it almost looks faked because of the cut out`s. Also there is a line feeding down the center of the hole. It`s possible he had compressed air but with the way compressed air works under water and how fast he was rising he would have "bend"`d way before reaching the top.
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Male 1,704
was this a sky dive shot in HD then shopped into a clip of this freakishly deep hole??

Nah, this is goood!
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Male 1,351
How could he hold his breath that long? Not doubting its veracity, but some of those camera angles looked really smooth and convenient.
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Male 58
that was awesome
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Male 801
There would be no way in hell I would go near that sinkhole, let alone in it!
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Male 12,365
[quote]the free-diving world record is just 300 feet.[/quote]

Not any more. It`s up to ~375 feet now, for constant weight without fins (the hardest version of freediving).

Which still doesn`t reach the bottom of that sinkhole, as you point out. Maybe there`s a large ledge partway down.
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Male 12,365
I thought that was very well faked, with nice touches such as the accurate movement of sand displaced by his feet.

Then I checked and found that it`s real and the person filming it was also freediving. Awesome.
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Male 554
That was Nucking Futs!
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Male 2,034
I`d also like to point out that he didn`t actually reach the bottom, like it looks in the video. Dean`s Blue Hole is about 660 feet deep, and the free-diving world record is just 300 feet. What he was standing on, I do not know.
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Male 15,510
Coolest... suicide... EVER!
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Male 2,034
If anyone`s interested: Dean`s Blue Hole on Wikipedia

There are also some sweet pictures on google images.
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Male 7,378
If he could hold his breath for 4:20 he`d be cool.
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Female 682
great music......lots of ear pressure though, dude.
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Male 2,514
Juggalette:
"uldn`t he die for coming up to the surface from such a great depth so quickly?"

Only if he were under water for longer than ND limits allowed (ND = No Decompression). ND limits are theoretical time limits one can stay at a specified depth without having to decompress during ascension. As long as one stays within the ND limits, direct ascension shouldn`t cause decompression sickness (the bends).
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Male 29
If you don`t breathe you don`t need to worry about the bends.
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Male 256
please ignore the typoes and spelling, :P
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Male 256
JUGGALETTEx0 you get the bends from breathing pressured air, which at the time of breathing is in balance with the water presure. but as he`s not breathing he should be fine.
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Female 3,598
so that was... boring. it`s cool that he can do that, just doesn`t make for interesting footage...
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Male 7
hes wearing weights to offset his buoyancy, kinda like the way gangsters used cement shoes to keep their other gangster buddys from coming back up after throwing them off a bridge.
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Female 71
Well that was awesome!
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Male 901
/watches video again, then slaps forehead.

ooooooh. :$
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Female 1,380
wouldn`t he die for coming up to the surface from such a great depth so quickly?
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Male 588
megavidiot, there`s a weight on his back.
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Male 5,314
i would be freaking out.
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Male 1,610
nice, good music too
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Male 901
how does he sink? I`ve nevr sunk in the water while holding my breath.

Sciencey type people please answer.
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Male 2,506
TOOOO COOL O:
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Male 5,314
Link: Underwater Base Jump [Rate Link] - This guy can hold his breath for a long time and keep his cool all while falling into a deep black hole in the ocean.
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