Reporting for the BBC doctor Kevin Fong sets out to discover how unsuited human biology is to living on much of the planet – and how humans have developed the technology (adapted our physiology) to survive.
The first program of the BBC series “To Boldly Go“, focuses on how to survive underwater and features Dr. Fong escaping from a sinking helicopter, walking through a tank of sharks in an antique diving suit and intentionally giving himself nitrogen narcosis.
Travelling to Egypt, Dr. Fong meets world champion freediver Sara Campbell – who can hold her breath for over five minutes and dive to depths of nearly 100m. In the video Sara shares with the Kevin what happens physiologically in the bodies of freedivers as they train and dive to depth, and she coaches him on basic breath-hold techniques. DeeperBlue.com readers in the UK can watch the program online here. Viewers around the world can now see the video on YouTube.