If you’re a fan of champion freediver William Trubridge, you’ll probably want to get your hands on “Oxygen,” his soon-to-be-published autobiography.

Trubridge said on his Facebook page:

“After Vertical Blue this year I locked myself in my house for 6 weeks and wrote all day to finish the text for the deadline. I’ll be posting mini-extracts from it in the lead-up to the launch in November.”

The book jacket reads:

“New Zealander William Trubridge has reached depths never thought possible on the precipice of low oxygen. In a sport where failure usually means blacking out, it is a freediver’s daily life to contend with hypoxia, suffocation, narcosis, hallucination, lactic acidosis, hypercapnia, compressed lungs, and immense watercolumn pressure — all while diving into depths of ink-black ocean.

“Exquisitely written, Oxygen is a mind-altering and immersive coming-of-age story about a boy who grew up on a sailing boat, with the sea his classroom and playground. It is about fighting the trappings of life on land, and pushing the limits of human physiology, to become the world’s greatest freediver.”

According to publisher HarperCollins, the ebook version will be available on October 23rd, and the paperback version will be available October 30th in Australia and New Zealand.

For more updates, check out Trubridge’s Facebook page.

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John Liang
John Liang is the News Editor at DeeperBlue.com. He first got the diving bug while in High School in Cairo, Egypt, where he earned his PADI Open Water Diver certification in the Red Sea off the Sinai Peninsula. Since then, John has dived in a volcanic lake in Guatemala, among white-tipped sharks off the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, and other places including a pool in Las Vegas helping to break the world record for the largest underwater press conference.


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