Not Arnaud Jerald, whose obsession with the deep blue and free diving started at a younger age.
“I found free diving at seven with my dad in Marseilles, France,” Jerald tells CNN Sport. “At 16, I had lots of problem in class. I am dyslexic. And this a part of my life is so troublesome as a result of previously, I am actually shy with the individuals.
“Once I tried diving for the primary time, I went into the depths and I opened my eyes and I simply noticed the blue.
“On this a part of my dive, I noticed a mirror and I felt what I needed to do for the remainder of my life.”
Free diving helped Jerald develop confidence as he dealt along with his dyslexia.
“The ocean helped me very a lot as a result of to go in these depths, it’s essential to be assured in your self,” he says. “You must be actually snug with what you do within the backside since you can not cease on the backside.”
‘You’re feeling narcosis on the backside’
Now aged 24, Jerald holds the free-diving world file after plunging to a depth of 367.5 toes over three minutes and 23 seconds, breaking his personal earlier mark of 354 ft.
“While you attain one world file, it is like a dream,” he says. “While you attain two world data, it is like the beginning of a profession. You create a stability. It is not a one-time world file as a result of it is a good second.
“No, while you attain two world data, it isn’t an achievement however one thing like that.”
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When he free dives Jerald says he is extra targeted on the feeling the acute sport provides him than on the world data he is making an attempt to interrupt.
“Throughout you is blue,” he says. “You do not see the distinction between the floor and the underside. That is the primary place on the planet the place you’re feeling that.
“You possibly can face lots of experiences on earth however this one is simply distinctive.
“You’re feeling narcosis on the backside. Typically it is like a dream and generally it is like a nightmare.”
Watch Jerald diving on the high of the web page.