John Sumer (left);     Jacques Mayol (center);   Wally Gibbins (right)

Jacques Mayol predicted that, within a couple of generations, some people would be able to dive to 200m and hold their breath for up to ten minutes. Today the no-limits record stands at 214m (June 2007), and the record for breath holding underwater at 11 minutes and 35 seconds (June 2009).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32CPqclg0xc

(John Sumner – 8 minutes)

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