Using a single breath, freediver Egor Nesterenko managed to explore the depths of a shipwreck off the shores of Tobermory, Ontario.
Nesterenko can be seen digging through a layer of snow and ice before diving into the freezing waters of Lake Huron and Georgian Bay, below.
Nesterenko can be seen moving through the cold snowy water and exploring the Alice G shipwreck and entering an eerie blue world of underwater ice.
Freediver Egor Nesterenko and his friends are seen breaking through snow and ice before diving into the chilly waters
Nesterenko wanted to explore a shipwreck found at the bottom of the lake in early February
Nesterenko took a dive off the shores of Tobermory, Ontario – all with just a single breath
Nesterenko plunges into the water and begins to dive down leaving the surface far behind
The camera captures the ice which remains several feet above as Nesternko plunges deeper down.
Making the adventure even more remarkable, not to mention challenging is that he did it in a single breath.
‘Well we just love the water and we love freediving,’ Nesterenko told Global News.
‘We usually do it in the summer. But since our summers are so short unfortunately, we wanted to take it a step further and do it in the winter.’
The freedive allows Nesterenko to get upclose to the shipwreck without massive oxygen tanks
Nesterenko can be seen moving through the cold snowy water and exploring the Alice G shipwreck underneath a thick layer of ice that has developed up above
It’s all about timing as Nesterenko needs to leave enough time for him to reach the surface
Nesterenko said he can’t dive for too long in freezing waters as it takes a lot of energy. Often he dives for just 90 seconds or so.
‘When it’s that cold your body burns through oxygen a lot quicker and it takes a lot of energy to stay warm,’ he said.
Saying calm and collected is most important when freediving especially under extreme elements such as the freezing waters.
Nesterenko wrote on Instagram, ‘The low visibility thanks to the layer of snow made for a bit of a more thrilling and eerie experience.’
He said that prefers locations with warmer water conditions, such as Mexico and Thailand, where it is warm all year round.
The chilly waters make freediving more challenging as the body uses up oxygen faster
The pictures capture the strange and eerie frozen world of life beneath the ice