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).

(John Sumner – 8 minutes)