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Date: 01/22/11 09:52 AM

74 Responses to Sea Bed Hunting On One Breath For 2.5 Minutes

  1. Profile photo of goog!
    goog! Male 13-17
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    January 22, 2011 at 9:54 am
    Link: Sea Bed Hunting On One Breath For 2.5 Minutes - Filmed underwater in real-time for BBC1`s Human Planet, Bajau fisherman, Sulbin, freedives to 20 metres to catch a fish.
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    sjaakwortel Male 18-29
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    January 22, 2011 at 10:02 am
    i do this sometimes, but 2 min is about my max.
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    Scott_2150 Male 18-29
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    January 22, 2011 at 10:04 am
    That guy needs to craft a fishing rod.
  4. Profile photo of SgtKunnt
    SgtKunnt Male 30-39
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    January 22, 2011 at 10:04 am
    Easy, I`ve held my breath for 15 minutes before.. This guy isn`t even trying..
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    sjaakwortel Male 18-29
    358 posts
    January 22, 2011 at 10:06 am
    holding your breath while hunting underwater is very different from holding breath while doing nothing btw
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    Tieagra Female 18-29
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    January 22, 2011 at 10:08 am
    This is crazy. But amazing none the less
  7. Profile photo of w31rd0
    w31rd0 Female 13-17
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    January 22, 2011 at 10:19 am
    i think i can speak for
    only myself here that that was vurry impressive
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    WeePee Male 18-29
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    January 22, 2011 at 10:21 am
    why the F is he eating a sailfin tang? they don`t really get that big, their size is mostly just fin.
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    hammerdrop Male 13-17
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    January 22, 2011 at 10:29 am
    Duuude, where`d he get a harpoon?? Notch hasn`t added those yet! And fish that you can SEE? WTF?!
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    hwkiller Male 18-29
    490 posts
    January 22, 2011 at 10:30 am
    YEAH humans!

    *beats chest*
    We rock.
  11. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    January 22, 2011 at 10:36 am
    hammerdrop: We got squid in the latest patch.
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    DixxyRarr Female 18-29
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    January 22, 2011 at 10:55 am
    WOW. That was incredible. I`m with WeePee though, too much work wasted on such a skinny fish... I wonder if there`s another use for it?
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    January 22, 2011 at 10:56 am
    Yay! I did it, just barely. I can do just over 3 minutes, however this is at complete rest with perfect focus. If I`m watching something or listening to something or doing something, it`s reduced.

    I also believe most people can hold their breath for 2.5 minutes, it`s just a question of willpower - beyond that it starts to depend on fitness and such - IMO.
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    jendrian Male 18-29
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    January 22, 2011 at 10:57 am
    that was way cool, I guess not all kinds of fishing suck
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    Volsunga Male 18-29
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    January 22, 2011 at 11:06 am
    Technically, if you don`t panic because of it, the pressure allows you to hold your breath longer.

    And obviously none of you must play hMod.
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    TxP Female 70 & Over
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    January 22, 2011 at 11:10 am
    awww not fair, I can`t sink when I take a deep breath underwater...actually I think I`m okay with that, seeing as how I will NEVER do this
    thanks tiny lungs...
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    Damngreens Male 18-29
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    January 22, 2011 at 11:21 am
    Easy, I`ve held my breath for 15 minutes before.. This guy isn`t even trying..
    i call that bullcrap, from one breath? ok there buddy
  18. Profile photo of Crucible
    Crucible Male 18-29
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    January 22, 2011 at 11:24 am
    That was pretty goddamn radical.
  19. Profile photo of rikakitty
    rikakitty Female 18-29
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    January 22, 2011 at 11:51 am
    That made me feel extremely uncomfortable. >.< *rubs lungs*
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    bunny_knight Male 18-29
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    January 22, 2011 at 11:53 am
    @damngreens, i`m sure you`ve held your breath for 15 mins, that`s probably why you have brain damage.
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    chimmeychang Male 30-39
    685 posts
    January 22, 2011 at 12:00 pm
    @damngreens

    the world record for static apnea is 11 min 35 sec... so you should go register and have your name as a world record holder.
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    Ruswut Male 18-29
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    January 22, 2011 at 12:27 pm
    Damngreens obviously has a cat called breath
  23. Profile photo of Inter237
    Inter237 Male 18-29
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    January 22, 2011 at 12:28 pm
    15 minutes my ass damngreens.
  24. Profile photo of the_windy
    the_windy Female 18-29
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    January 22, 2011 at 12:32 pm
    Don`t feed the troll guys.
  25. Profile photo of DamienLike
    DamienLike Male 13-17
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    January 22, 2011 at 12:42 pm
    I managed to the point when he says a minute and three quarters.
  26. Profile photo of CoyoteKing
    CoyoteKing Male 18-29
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    January 22, 2011 at 12:47 pm
    what a bad ass
  27. Profile photo of RG900
    RG900 Male 18-29
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    January 22, 2011 at 1:00 pm
    daamn that was drating awesome!! if i win the lottery i am going to move to that island and hire him as my private fish hunter...lol
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    samenamegame Female 18-29
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    January 22, 2011 at 1:14 pm
    anybody hating on damngreens should try scrolling down so they can see that he was calling out sgtkunnt.
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    SvampeBob Male 18-29
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    January 22, 2011 at 1:32 pm
    yeah! I managed to hold my breath for 2m25s, but Damngreens was talking about
    SgtKunnt:Easy, I`ve held my breath for 15 minutes before.. This guy isn`t even trying..
    Damngreens:Easy, I`ve held my breath for 15 minutes before.. This guy isn`t even trying..
    i call that bullcrap, from one breath? ok there buddy

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    SKINNERNSC Male 30-39
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    January 22, 2011 at 1:50 pm
    ....it`s good to see Ted Williams finally earning a living...
  31. Profile photo of Moltenroks
    Moltenroks Female 18-29
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    January 22, 2011 at 2:42 pm
    Anybody else notice how big his right thumb looks at 0:13? I wonder why...
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    littlepete50 Male 18-29
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    January 22, 2011 at 2:57 pm
    absoltely incredible. Reminds of that post ages and ages ago of the guy who dived down the big hole in the sea bed, on one breath, then climbed back up the side like a mountain climber.
  33. Profile photo of rebetikas
    rebetikas Male 30-39
    213 posts
    January 22, 2011 at 3:18 pm
    "Anybody else notice how big his right thumb looks at 0:13? I wonder why..."

    It`s where he stores his oxygen.
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    deadbass72 Male 18-29
    166 posts
    January 22, 2011 at 3:26 pm
    God put a toe on his hand
  35. Profile photo of xblackstarx
    xblackstarx Male 13-17
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    January 22, 2011 at 3:28 pm
    Aquaman is real!
  36. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    January 22, 2011 at 3:29 pm
    Thats crazy, i have tried and am able to hold it for 1 and a half mins!
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    basketkase Male 18-29
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    January 22, 2011 at 3:29 pm
    this was on tv like 10 years ago, the guy back then held it for 4 minutes
  38. Profile photo of The_Garuness
    The_Garuness Male 18-29
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    January 22, 2011 at 4:12 pm
    HA, i tried it. Even hugged my chest at one point, about 65 seconds is all i lasted :(. Good for him
  39. Profile photo of TKD_Master
    TKD_Master Male 18-29
    4794 posts
    January 22, 2011 at 4:24 pm
    I held my breath from the time he went underwater to the time he took his first breath. I think that`s a new record for me and my back feels tingly lol. But kudos to him, cause I was just sitting here, he had to use muscles and do stuff :P
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    TKD_Master Male 18-29
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    January 22, 2011 at 4:28 pm
    Pro tip: Hyperventilate before taking that last breath. It lowers the CO2 level in your blood and increases O2 levels. You`ll see a significant improvement in time if you do this.
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    TKD_Master Male 18-29
    4794 posts
    January 22, 2011 at 4:30 pm
    "God put a toe on his hand "

    That may be pretty legit lol. It looks like he lost his thumb and had it switched out with a big toe. Either that or he was born with a large and slightly deformed thumb :P
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    handys003 Male 50-59
    2402 posts
    January 22, 2011 at 4:30 pm
    If he had a set of fins and a weight belt. Then quit walking on the reef. He would probably last another minute. He spent to much energy kicking down and walking on the reef and used up oxygen he could have conserved. Sink to the bottom with limited kicks amd wait for the fish. His constant large movement scares off too many prey. Then with fins he would only need a few kicks to the surface.

    Tremendous ability though without such gear. I bet he would love a weight belt and fins.
  43. Profile photo of Caretta
    Caretta Male 18-29
    540 posts
    January 22, 2011 at 4:37 pm
    Man, humans get everywhere.
  44. Profile photo of kissmybim
    kissmybim Male 40-49
    439 posts
    January 22, 2011 at 4:39 pm
    I can hold my breath for 3min ive pulled out many lobsters this way
  45. Profile photo of RyanHake
    RyanHake Male 18-29
    2690 posts
    January 22, 2011 at 4:39 pm
    Amazing!
  46. Profile photo of Crucible
    Crucible Male 18-29
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    January 22, 2011 at 4:42 pm
    WHo else immediately thought QWOP when they saw the thumbnail pic for this?
  47. Profile photo of handys003
    handys003 Male 50-59
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    January 22, 2011 at 5:03 pm
    @kissmybim

    I hope in the summer right?
  48. Profile photo of raztaman
    raztaman Female 18-29
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    January 22, 2011 at 6:06 pm
    Silly first world countries, you are so easily amazed. This is day to day living down here everybody. Even scrawny chicks like me do this stuff to get our dinner. Sometimes it involves fishing guns and bigass bullsharks.
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    eggsnham Male 13-17
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    January 22, 2011 at 6:35 pm
    I think my personal record is something like a minute and forty five seconds. I need to get working on that if I`m ever gonna compete with undersea hunters.
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    laxdef36 Male 18-29
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    January 22, 2011 at 7:48 pm
    @Crucible I thought of QWOP when he was running a long the sea bed lolololol.
  51. Profile photo of Abandonnez
    Abandonnez Male 18-29
    229 posts
    January 22, 2011 at 8:07 pm
    I can hold my breath for well over a minute, but nothing like that! That is crazy!
  52. Profile photo of Psychodelli
    Psychodelli Male 18-29
    164 posts
    January 22, 2011 at 8:23 pm
    Damn, now that`s one BAMF!
  53. Profile photo of handys003
    handys003 Male 50-59
    2402 posts
    January 22, 2011 at 8:38 pm
    @raztaman

    Hmmm... I suppose all those from the likes of France, Greece, italy, Spain, Japan and USA would not have a clue on deep diving spearfishing huh?
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    handys003 Male 50-59
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    January 22, 2011 at 8:41 pm
    @raztaman

    Speaking of Bull Sharks. Try doing it with Tiger Sharks in the black of night.

    BTW don`t forget Australia is a first world country also. Not to mention the New Zealanders.
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    SiggyZtar Male 18-29
    56 posts
    January 22, 2011 at 9:48 pm
    John Hurt FTW!!!!
  56. Profile photo of Nucleartoast
    Nucleartoast Female 13-17
    258 posts
    January 22, 2011 at 9:58 pm
    i can`t even retrieve hoops from the bottom of the swimming pool >>`
  57. Profile photo of SilverThread
    SilverThread Male 30-39
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    January 22, 2011 at 10:07 pm
    urdoinitwrong...

  58. Profile photo of handys003
    handys003 Male 50-59
    2402 posts
    January 22, 2011 at 10:26 pm
    Yes your doing it wrong.


  59. Profile photo of MauserTM
    MauserTM Male 18-29
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    January 22, 2011 at 11:04 pm
    Meh my watch takes up to 50 meters
  60. Profile photo of davymid
    davymid Male 30-39
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    January 23, 2011 at 12:13 am
    That was good.
  61. Profile photo of Nidonemo
    Nidonemo Male 18-29
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    January 23, 2011 at 1:17 am
    He has very white feet and hands.
  62. Profile photo of iCyborg
    iCyborg Male 18-29
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    January 23, 2011 at 8:39 am
    life a boss
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    Boredhero78 Male 18-29
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    January 23, 2011 at 11:38 am
    Thats pretty cool but I wonder why he doesnt get decompression sickness. wish I could do that.
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    Caretta Male 18-29
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    January 23, 2011 at 11:38 am
    "Speaking of Bull Sharks. Try doing it with Tiger Sharks in the black of night."

    That was fun to read out of context.
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    Asspenny Male 18-29
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    January 23, 2011 at 12:11 pm
    @boredhero: he doesn`t get decompression sickness because he took his breath at the surface. for the sickness it needs to be a breath of air that`s compressed then expands due to an ascent
  66. Profile photo of Creabhain
    Creabhain Male 40-49
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    January 23, 2011 at 3:58 pm
    @Boredhero78 "Thats pretty cool but I wonder why he doesnt get decompression sickness. wish I could do that."

    If you mean the bends then he is not deep enough for long enough for the gas to saturate his tissues.

    If you mean an air embolism e.g. "burst lung", "eardrum injury" etc he took a breath at the surface so it can never expand to more than the size it was at 1 atmosphere. Therefor no problem.
  67. Profile photo of jamie76
    jamie76 Male 30-39
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    January 23, 2011 at 5:36 pm
    he doesn`t get the bends because he is HOLDING HIS BREATH not breathing a mixture from a compressed source, ie a air tank.

    it has nothing to do with how deep he is or how long he was down. you cannot get the bends if you descend holding your breath.
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    popsiclemyk Male 13-17
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    January 23, 2011 at 6:57 pm
    Mutation! yea, waterworld reference
  69. Profile photo of Boredered
    Boredered Male 18-29
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    January 23, 2011 at 9:31 pm
    Dude when he comes out he doesn`t even take huge gasps
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    ruthless1990 Female 18-29
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    January 24, 2011 at 2:56 am
    awesome
  71. Profile photo of Creabhain
    Creabhain Male 40-49
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    January 24, 2011 at 4:08 am
    @jamie76 "it has nothing to do with how deep he is or how long he was down. you cannot get the bends if you descend holding your breath."

    This is a common misconception. You can get a bend from breath hold as it demonstrated by examination of whale bones. Look it up.

    I am a very experienced scuba diver (>500 dives in cold Irish waters).

    The bends are caused by gases saturating into your body due to the pressure of the water. If you ascent rapidly these gases expand. It makes no difference if the air was from a compressed tank sinice the reg delivers at ambient pressure. Breath hold is the same as scuba just for shorter duration and shallower depth (usually).
  72. Profile photo of Creabhain
    Creabhain Male 40-49
    440 posts
    January 24, 2011 at 4:10 am
    It is an expansion injury which is impossible on breath hold for the reasons I said before.
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    meepmaker Male 30-39
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    January 24, 2011 at 7:23 am
    I guess he doesnt smoke.
  74. Profile photo of D3rAnG3d
    D3rAnG3d Male 18-29
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    January 24, 2011 at 9:54 pm
    fish men... it`s happening D:

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