What It's Like to Free Dive in Antarctica

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What It's Like to Free Dive in Antarctica

by Jono Simrin

Watch divers recount their experience of snorkeling at the edge of the Earth.

Free-diving involves swimming underwater without the aid of any breathing equipment, sometimes requiring divers to hold their breath for minutes at a time. If that does not sound challenging enough, a group of thrill-seeking Brits decided to up the ante and free-dive in one of the most extreme environments on the planet: Antarctica.

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Watch the video above as Will Glendinning and Dave Crump sail for days from the tip of South America to arrive at Antarctica. Once they got there, they eagerly jumped into the freezing water. Their description makes the whole experience seem pretty out of this world.

Video via Barcroft TV