French freediving champion Guillaume Néry, and his wife, the French freediver, underwater filmmaker, and dancer Julie Gautier published an amazing freediving video titled “One breath around the world”.

In the video, Néry plunges into the ocean’s hidden depths, revealing remarkable views of marine geology and wildlife, without the aid of supplied air. There are many amazing scenes like “dancing with the whales”.

An amazing freediving video titled “One Breath Around The World”: Guillaume Néry wrote: “Our new short film (12 min) is finally out. Turn out the light, put your headphones and freedive with me around the world.”

Seamlessly transitioning between a range of underwater realms, the video gives the impression that Néry’s journey is taken in a single breath.

The incredible video is shot by Néry ‘s wife, Julie Gautier as she filmed Néry throughout France, Finland, Mexico, Japan, the Philippines, and other oceanic destinations. Gautier didn’t use any air supply too. Néry writes: “Julie Gautier, my wife. One more time she did an AMAZING job. Everything she is shooting with her camera become magic. Of course, she shot, as usual, all the images on breath hold!”

Amazing freediving video, One breath around the world - whales scene
There are a lot of amazing scenes in the video, but my favorite one is this – dancing with the whales’ scene

At 8:15, you can see a sperm whale sleeping in the vertical position. This unusual sleep behavior was first seen in 2008 (see the “20 amazing sperm whale facts” link below.).


  • “Dances with whales: the ethereal underwater vistas of an elite freediving team” on Aeon
M. Özgür Nevres

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