Wellington, April 24 (ANI): A Kiwi man has set a new world diving record in the Bahamas by diving 116m without fins.
New Zealand free diver William Trubridge, 29, risked suffering from nitrogen narcosis, which occurs at great depths, and which produces a state similar to being drunk, reports Stuff.co.nz.
Wearing a specially designed silicon-coated wetsuit, Trubridge dived next to a vertical line using a form of breaststroke, in the Vertical Blue competition at Dean's Blue Hole, Long Island.
He spent 4 minutes 9 seconds under water, surfacing with a tag from the 116m mark.
The free-diving event runs until April 27. (ANI)