“On the 28th December 2001 UK Freediver Steve Truglia from London established a British No Limits freediving record of 54 metres on ONE
LUNGFUL OF AIR in a deep quarry in Wales. No Limits freediving requires that the participant descends whilst holding their breath, on a weighted sled, before returning to the surface with the assistance of a balloon filled with air. No Limits is the deepest and most extreme of the freediving disciplines, requiring specialised physiological adaptions to the immense pressure, including a strong breath hold, and extremely tough mental discipline and control. Steve plans to become the first person in the UK to reach the 100 metre mark on one lungful of air. He then plans to pursue the world record in this, most extreme of sports.
Steve, an ex SAS and SBS soldier, is now a professional Film and Television Stunt Performer with credits on such films as Tomorrow Never Dies, The World is not Enough, Saving Private Ryan and Entrapment, and TV stunt credits on BBC Online 999, Crimewatch UK, London’s Burning and Brookside. He is currently in full time training to become the first person in the UK to reach the mystical mark of 100 metres on one lungful of air next Summer, after which he will be in training for the World Record and become Britain’s first professional freediver. He is currently sponsored by many companies including Breitling, Mares, Active Scuba, Apeks, Polar Heart Rate Monitors, Powerbreathe, and his own business, prostunts.net. You can follow Steve’s progress on his website at ukfreediver.com and exclusive coverage here at Deeper Blue.