“I fill my lungs with air and dive into the deep. I lose all sense of time and place. My pulse slows down to a minimum, my mind is clear. I let go and let myself fall. Finally, I am free.”

Stig Pryds has been freediving since January 2013 and already within that year, he ranked in the top 10 free-divers worldwide. Stig suffers from a chronic arthritic condition that had left him jobless, divorced and in agony; so heavily medicated, he couldn’t even remember his children. On the brink of suicide, Stig discovered that under the water, he felt no pain.

This award-winning sound simulation was created as part of the Åke Blomström scholarship for International Radio Feature Making.

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“I fill my lungs with air and dive into the deep. I lose all sense of time and place. My pulse slows down to a minimum, my mind is clear. I let go and let myself fall. Finally, I am free.”

Stig Pryds has been freediving since January 2013 and already within that year, he ranked in the top 10 free-divers worldwide. Stig suffers from a chronic arthritic condition that had left him jobless, divorced and in agony; so heavily medicated, he couldn’t even remember his children. On the brink of suicide, Stig discovered that under the water, he felt no pain.

This award-winning sound simulation was created as part of the Åke Blomström scholarship for International Radio Feature Making.

Listen to the radio spot here