It Changed My Life: Underwater world takes Guillaume Nery's breath away

Guillaume Nery harboured dreams of becoming an astronaut when he was a child, but fell in love with the sea instead at age 14. He is now in scores of videos that take viewers into hauntingly surrealistic and beautiful underwater worlds.
Guillaume Nery harboured dreams of becoming an astronaut when he was a child, but fell in love with the sea instead at age 14. He is now in scores of videos that take viewers into hauntingly surrealistic and beautiful underwater worlds. PHOTOS: PANERAI
Guillaume Nery harboured dreams of becoming an astronaut when he was a child, but fell in love with the sea instead at age 14. He is now in scores of videos that take viewers into hauntingly surrealistic and beautiful underwater worlds. Nery started
Guillaume Nery harboured dreams of becoming an astronaut when he was a child, but fell in love with the sea instead at age 14. He is now in scores of videos that take viewers into hauntingly surrealistic and beautiful underwater worlds. Nery started taking part in competitions at age 18. He also joined the French national team specialising in the constant weight discipline, freediving with fins - a monofin, in his case. Freediving has taught him a lot about himself and the world, he says.PHOTOS: PANERAI

Four-time world record freediving champion driven to share his passion for the ocean with others

If you key in Guillaume Nery on YouTube, you will find scores of videos on the French world freediving champion.

The videos are riveting because the 37-year-old - who specialises in deep diving and can dive to 125m below the water surface - takes you into hauntingly surrealistic and beautiful underwater worlds.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on March 31, 2019, with the headline 'Underwater world takes his breath away'. Print Edition | Subscribe