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The Michael Jordan of Dogs

The Michael Jordan of Dogs

Meet Spitfire. He’s a 7-year-old whippet with an impressive track record as the world’s best dock diver, which as we just learned, is a competitive dog sport. ESPN takes us inside the world of this talented canine, whose records seem as untouchable as the best athletes of all time. (Thanks Zico!)

Zipline Dive Catapult

Zipline Dive Catapult

They guys from DD Squad rigged up a crazy zipline with a hard stop in the middle, making their athletes catapult into the river below when they hit the sweet spot. Given their acrobatic skills, they had to show off with some crazy flips.

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The Cave (Trailer)

The Cave (Trailer)

Director Tom Waller’s film tells the true story of the Thai soccer team who found themselves trapped deep within a cave, kicking off a global rescue effort, resulting in acts of true heroism and bravery, and some strange behavior from Elon Musk. Premieres at the Busan Film Festival.

Full-face Snorkeling Mask

Get the best possible view of sea creatures and scenery with this full-face snorkeling mask. It offers a wide 180-degree field of vision, resists fogging, and allows for easy breathing through both mouth and nose. It also has a GoPro-compatible mount. Save 59% in The Awesomer Shop.

Screw the Box

Screw the Box

Stig Pryds was diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis in 2008. It cost him his business and more. But 5 years into the pain and drug dependency, he went cold turkey and sought alternative ways of fighting his ailment. Daan Verhoeven’s short film is a true inspiration.

One Breath Around the World

One Breath Around the World

Freediver Guillaume Néry shares this soothing and stunning short film that seamlessly edits his dives in different seas around the world – one amazing shot after another. The film reaches its peak when he encounters marine life.

Great Barrier Reef Overcapture

Great Barrier Reef Overcapture

Diver Phill Gordon captured this incredible, but all too short footage of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef using his GoPro Fusion 360º camera, switching into “overcapture” mode to produce a spherical projection of the fish as they swim around his fellow undersea explorers.

Supa Huka Tankless Diving System

Supa Huka Tankless Diving System

The Supa Huka lets you dive as freely as if you were snorkeling. The device floats on the water and sucks air from the surface, delivering it to you down to a depth of 30ft. It lasts for 2h per charge. It also has a storage compartment and has a USB charger.

The Deepest Lotus

The Deepest Lotus

There’s just something so peaceful about this video of champion freediver Stig Pryds, as he put his body into the lotus position, held his breath, then sank to the bottom of NEMO33 – a 33-meter (~108-foot) deep swimming pool.

Quiksilver Highline Airlift Vest

Quiksilver Highline Airlift Vest

Quiksilver worked with scuba expert Aqua Lung to create an emergency life vest for surfers. The Highline Airlift Vest has room for four CO2 cartridges, each linked to an easy access pull tab. The vest also has a deflation tab and an oral inflation tube.

Seiko Baby Tuna SRP641 Watch

Seiko Baby Tuna SRP641 Watch

Seiko’s SRP aka Baby Tuna watches are “babies” only in the sense that they’re a tier below the SBN Tuna diver’s watch. But it’s still an imposing pro-grade 50mm watch. The SRP641 is on Massdrop for a limited time for just $230, but Amazon is just a few bucks more.

Paralenz Dive Camera

Paralenz Dive Camera

An action camera designed for divers. It has large buttons with haptic feedback, automatic color correction based on your depth, and lets you overlay the time, depth and temperature in your videos. It uses a 140º lens with LDC, and shoots 720p/1080p/4K videos and 8MP stills.

Diving Between Continents

Diving Between Continents

For their wedding anniversary, Mr. and Mrs. SmarterEveryDay went to Iceland and tried drysuit diving at Silfra, Iceland. It’s the only place in the world where you can dive between two continental plates, and has incredibly clear and clean water.

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Johanna Under The Ice

Johanna Under The Ice

NOWNESS and photographer Ian Derry visited freediver Johanna Nordblad, the woman who holds a world record for diving under ice. Her fascination with the frigid, yet peaceful conditions came after she was subjected to ice water treatments for a serious leg fracture.

Impact

Impact

We’ve seen a short film that’s best watched on a smartphone screen. On the other hand, we imagine Jean-Charles Granjon’s meditative slow-motion film about a cliff diver would be awesome on a large monitor, turned on its side.

Laso Schaller Cliff Jump POV

Laso Schaller Cliff Jump POV

Canyoning expert Laso Schaller set a world record for a cliff jump when he leapt off a ~194ft. high cliff in Switzerland. His target landing area was aerated for safety, but he actually missed that spot. Thankfully he came out okay.

Ocean Gravity

Ocean Gravity

Surreal footage of freediver Guillaume Néry being carried along by strong underwater currents near Tahiti. At first, he just floats like a dead man, but later mimics the movements of running on the surface of the Moon.

Cliff Diving Slip ‘N Slide

Cliff Diving Slip ‘N Slide

Gliding across the lawn on a slip ‘n slide can be a bunch of fun, but it looks way more thrilling when the slide is placed at the top of a cliff. Leave it action videographer Devin Supertramp to bring this extreme activity to fruition.

Easybreath Snorkel & Mask

Easybreath Snorkel & Mask

Tribord’s Easybreath is a mask and snorkel that lets you breathe through your nose while underwater. Works down to about 10ft., provides 180º vision and won’t fog up or let water in. Available in Europe starting 5/14 at Decathlon.

Octopus Wants Camera

Octopus Wants Camera

What is it with octopi and their interest in cameras? While filming off the coast of Carmel, California, divers David Malvestuto and Warren Murray encountered one cephalopod who really wanted a camera, and didn’t want to let go.

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Bubble vs. Rocks

Bubble vs. Rocks

A scuba diver shows off not only his underwater bubble making skills, but how said bubble can be used to knock things over. Seems like this should be some sort of move in Super Scuba Fighter IV.

Swimming with a Humboldt Squid

Swimming with a Humboldt Squid

BBC TV host Steve Backshall handles one of the most ornery underwater creatures, the Humboldt squid. Clearly, it’s none too happy with him, as it squirts massive amounts of ink at his captor.

Curious Turtle

Curious Turtle

Even a commercial diver like YouTuber Johnny641 would probably be pretty relieved when he realized the creature of the deep that had snuck up on him was just a friendly, attention-starved turtle.

How Not to Ice Dive

How Not to Ice Dive

(NSFW:Language) It’s a bad enough idea to try and cannonball into an ice-covered swimming pool in your Speedo, but this dope proves that the frozen water below isn’t his biggest problem.

A Perfect Dive?

A Perfect Dive?

The guy in light blue swimtrunks is getting ready to take a flying leap over the fence and into the lake in front of him. But despite the finish, things don’t quite go according to plan.

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