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How can you dive 700 feet in one breath?

It's hard enough to swim down and touch the drain in the deep end of the pool. Can you imagine diving 700 feet into the ocean's depths without oxygen? How do these people do it?

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  • 10 Surfing Tips for Beginners

    10 Surfing Tips for Beginners

    Gun. Fish. Leash. Lineup. Fin. Minimal. Goofy foot. Do you know what these words mean in surfer's dialect? You're about to find out. See more »

  • 5 Most Dangerous White-water Rapids

    5 Most Dangerous White-water Rapids

    Rivers can seem benign enough -- until their white-water rapids chew you up and spit you out. Which are the most aggressive? See more »

  • 5 Tips for Outfitting a Canoe for Fishing

    5 Tips for Outfitting a Canoe for Fishing

    For years, people have been discovering the beauty and simplicity of canoe fishing. What's the best way to outfit your canoe without overdoing it -- or capsizing? See more »

  • Are foot-powered kayaks the next big thing?

    Are foot-powered kayaks the next big thing?

    Ditch the oar! Now you can power your personal watercraft with the power of your lower body. This twist on the classic kayak sounds fun, but is it really better than paddling? See more »

  • How are whitewater rapids classified?

    How are whitewater rapids classified?

    Rafting or kayaking whitewater rapids is an exhilarating way to spend an afternoon. But have you ever wondered who came up with the ratings for the rapids? Who decides how dangerous a rapid is? See more »

  • How Black Water Rafting Works

    How Black Water Rafting Works

    Black water rafting is a new take on both spelunking and tubing. What's it like to tube through a cave? See more »

  • How Bungee Boarding Works

    How Bungee Boarding Works

    People who enjoy board sports often have a need for speed. But many -- especially those who don't have access to hills or ramps -- don't know how to get it. How can a simple bungee cord help solve this problem? See more »

  • How can you dive 700 feet in one breath?

    How can you dive 700 feet in one breath?

    It's hard enough to swim down and touch the drain in the deep end of the pool. Can you imagine diving 700 feet into the ocean's depths without oxygen? How do these people do it? See more »

  • How can you teach your kids not to be afraid of the water?

    How can you teach your kids not to be afraid of the water?

    Kids aren't inherently afraid of water -- their experiences and the attitudes around them inform their opinions. And you're the main role model, so you set the example. Make it a good one. See more »

  • How Canoeing Works

    How Canoeing Works

    You might not think about the physics involved in keeping your canoe afloat as you drift down a river, but this seemingly simple pastime is pretty complex. And is there a difference between canoeing and kayaking? See more »

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