Sea Bed Hunting On One Breath For 2.5 Minutes

Submitted by: goog! 6 years ago in Science

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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Male 1,598
fish men... it`s happening D:
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Male 6,694
I guess he doesnt smoke.
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Male 440
It is an expansion injury which is impossible on breath hold for the reasons I said before.
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Male 440
@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).
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Female 3,001
awesome
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Male 2,506
Dude when he comes out he doesn`t even take huge gasps
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Male 531
Mutation! yea, waterworld reference
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Male 2,345
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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Male 440
@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.
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Male 1,347
@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
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Male 540
"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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Male 108
Thats pretty cool but I wonder why he doesnt get decompression sickness. wish I could do that.
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Male 176
life a boss
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Male 9,306
He has very white feet and hands.
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Male 12,138
That was good.
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Male 1,222
Meh my watch takes up to 50 meters
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Male 2,402
Yes your doing it wrong.


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Male 3,431
urdoinitwrong...

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Female 258
i can`t even retrieve hoops from the bottom of the swimming pool >>`
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Male 56
John Hurt FTW!!!!
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Male 2,402
@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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Male 2,402
@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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Male 164
Damn, now that`s one BAMF!
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Male 229
I can hold my breath for well over a minute, but nothing like that! That is crazy!
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Male 171
@Crucible I thought of QWOP when he was running a long the sea bed lolololol.
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Male 1,140
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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Female 10
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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Male 2,402
@kissmybim

I hope in the summer right?
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Male 1,815
WHo else immediately thought QWOP when they saw the thumbnail pic for this?
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Male 2,690
Amazing!
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Male 439
I can hold my breath for 3min ive pulled out many lobsters this way
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Male 540
Man, humans get everywhere.
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Male 2,402
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.
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Male 4,793
"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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Male 4,793
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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Male 4,793
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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Male 931
HA, i tried it. Even hugged my chest at one point, about 65 seconds is all i lasted :(. Good for him
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Male 1,182
this was on tv like 10 years ago, the guy back then held it for 4 minutes
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Male 25,416
Thats crazy, i have tried and am able to hold it for 1 and a half mins!
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Male 42
Aquaman is real!
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Male 166
God put a toe on his hand
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Male 213
"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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Male 1,357
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.
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Female 95
Anybody else notice how big his right thumb looks at 0:13? I wonder why...
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Male 359
....it`s good to see Ted Williams finally earning a living...
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Male 3,076
yeah! I managed to hold my breath for 2m25s, but Damngreens was talking about
SgtKunnt:[quote]Easy, I`ve held my breath for 15 minutes before.. This guy isn`t even trying.. [/quote]
Damngreens:[quote]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 [/quote]

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Female 131
anybody hating on damngreens should try scrolling down so they can see that he was calling out sgtkunnt.
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Male 250
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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Male 2,988
what a bad ass
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Male 705
I managed to the point when he says a minute and three quarters.
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Female 1,589
Don`t feed the troll guys.
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Male 2,441
15 minutes my ass damngreens.
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Male 1,266
Damngreens obviously has a cat called breath
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Male 684
@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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Male 353
@damngreens, i`m sure you`ve held your breath for 15 mins, that`s probably why you have brain damage.
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Female 683
That made me feel extremely uncomfortable. >.< *rubs lungs*
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Male 1,815
That was pretty goddamn radical.
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Male 163
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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Female 1,190
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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Male 1,548
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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Male 2,516
that was way cool, I guess not all kinds of fishing suck
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Male 10,440
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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Female 2,674
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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Male 17,512
hammerdrop: We got squid in the latest patch.
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Male 490
YEAH humans!

*beats chest*
We rock.
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Male 199
Duuude, where`d he get a harpoon?? Notch hasn`t added those yet! And fish that you can SEE? WTF?!
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Male 612
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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Female 142
i think i can speak for
only myself here that that was vurry impressive
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Female 126
This is crazy. But amazing none the less
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Male 358
holding your breath while hunting underwater is very different from holding breath while doing nothing btw
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Male 110
Easy, I`ve held my breath for 15 minutes before.. This guy isn`t even trying..
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Male 801
That guy needs to craft a fishing rod.
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Male 358
i do this sometimes, but 2 min is about my max.
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Male 320
Link: Sea Bed Hunting On One Breath For 2.5 Minutes [Rate Link] - 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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