Today's freediving champions push the boundaries of their own physical capabilities - and those of the human race. In the best-known category of this competitive sport, 'constant weight', a freediver takes a deep breath, dives under the sea as far down as possible, then swims back up to the surface for his/her next breath - without the use of any flotation aids or mechanical devices. Records are broken every few months in this sport: the current depth to beat is 126 metres.

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