William Trubridge - Freediver from The Avant/Garde Diaries
William Trubridge dives deep on a breathtaking journey into the big blue sea
while by land breathing the zen of freediving.
When freediver William Trubridge prepares for another routine descent into the ocean riding only on a single breath – some nearly 400 feet down – his only immediate preparation is the cue to close his eyes and relax.
Any errant thought robs the body of valuable energy, as does any unnecessary movement or visual stimuli.
It’s no coincidence that this concentrated inner posture bears no small resemblance to the sensation of diving unencumbered and alone into the dark and mystical silence of the deep ocean.
It’s an experience completely forgeign to those accustomed to scuba diving or snorkeling near the surface.
Just off the Honduran island of Roatán, The Avant/Garde Diaries joined William Trubridge on one of his dives, capturing the serene beauty of an activity with roots in Korea nearly seven thousand years ago.