Guillaume Néry | Free Dive into Abyss / Dean’s Blue Hole | Bahamas (“The Deepest Sinkhole in the World”) | NARCOSE / NARCOSIS Official Trailer
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Guillaume Nery base jumping at Dean’s Blue Hole, filmed on breath hold by Julie Gautier
“NARCOSE / NARCOSIS, also known as raptures of the deep, causes alterations in the diver’s nervous system and sensory perception.”
Live the inner experience of Guillaume Néry, world champion freediver, while diving to the abyss.
Short film written and directed by Julie Gautier
With Guillaume Néry
Director of photography: Jacques Ballard
Editing: Jérôme Lozano
Original music: Laurent Parisi
Produced by: Bluenery – Saint Thomas Productions – Forêt Bleue – Grand Angle – Gilles Lemaire
Trailer editing by Pierre Marie Croquet
“SYNOPSIS : Deep water freediving exposes its practitioners to a form of narcosis, which induces several symptoms, among which a feeling of euphoria and levity that earned this phenomenon its nickname of “raptures of the deep”.
NARCOSE relates the interior journey of Guillaume Néry, the apnea world champion, during one of his deep water dives. This short film draws its inspiration from his physical experience and the narrative of his hallucinations. Alternating between reality and imagination, the film shows how far human abilities can be stretched and it reveals the intimate and primal bond between the athlete’s inner world and his aquatic environment, bringing the understanding of the human relationship with the underwater world to new levels.
I have lived with Guillaume for the last 7 years and we have just had a baby girl together. I thought I knew everything about him and his views on apnoea and freediving, but a few years ago he started sharing with me his underwater bouts of hallucination, intimate confidences that he had never shared with anyone before: NARCOSE was born in my mind.” via ulule
Guillaume Nery is a world class free diver and an insanely crazy thrill seeker. Combining his love of free diving and base jumping, Nery take a leap of faith off Dean’s Blue Hole in to the dark unforeseeable abyss below.
Sinking in at 663 feet, Dean’s Blue Hole in the Bahamas is known as the deepest sinkhole in the world. During a free diving competition there, Nery took the time out to make this epic short film showcasing his amazing ability to keep calm, as he free falls down the watery pitch black void with no equipment or air supply. This video truly is breathtaking to see.
As you watch Nery fall every so gracefully down the pit of nothingness, you can’t help but feel nervous for the guy. It almost looks like some gigantic sea monster is just going to jump out of the darkness at any moment and swallow him whole.
It’s one thing to hold your breath for almost 4 minutes, but it’s a whole other thing to keep your cool as you fall in to the world’s largest sinkhole in complete darkness. You have no idea what could be lurking around down there!
The average person can hold their breath for up to 45 seconds to a minute before feeling uncomfortable. After that your organs start collapsing in on themselves and your diaphragm will start to spasm, expanding and constricting faster and faster as it tries to force you to breath.
So if you’re still watching this and trying to hold your breath, now would be a good time to start breathing again…
After about 2-3 minutes, your body starts convulsing under all that pressure and lack of air. If you don’t get to the surface soon, you’d most likely pass out, and if you don’t float to the top fast enough, it’s very likely that you would drown. So no trying this at home, or at your local 663 foot sinkhole kids!
But If you’re still holding your breath and you’ve made it to the 4 minute mark, then chances are that you’re either a fish or Guillaume Nery himself.
In which case, it is an honor having you on our humble page Guillaume, and we’d personally like to let you to know that you sir are an amazing human being!