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10 Insane Things That Happen When A Diver Descends 400 Feet On A Single Breath

•, Leslie Baehr

And when they do, strange things can happen, including losing color vision and becoming "drunk" off the nitrogen in the body.

While archaeological evidence suggests that freediving may date to the Stone Age, it seems to enter public conversation for just two reasons, professional freediver Martin Stepanek told Business Insider: when someone breaks a world record or when someone dies.

With National Geographic's recent announcement that it will begin production on a potentially record-breaking freediving event with diver William Trubridge, we thought we'd dig deeper into what it feels like to take the plunge.

We recruited Stepanek, a 13-time freediving record-setter, to walk us through what it's like to dive hundreds of feet under water.

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