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naiad

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Luckily with this programme, we actually had some input to how things were set up, safety, warnings, background information etc.
I was very glad to see that. Anything which shows freediving, and particularly static or dynamic apnea, needs lots of safety warnings.
 

AltSaint

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I was pleased that ITV broadcast the warnings the way they did - frequently and specifically ( Dec explaining that he wasn't allowed to train on his own ). So maybe, just maybe, 2 things might happen. Perhaps some viewers will want to take up freediving. Perhaps some other viewers will think twice about holding their breath on their own in the bath / swimming pool.

For anyone who doesn't get ITV or missed it, you should be able to see it here:

http://www.itv.com/Entertainment/quiz/AntandDecsSaturdayNightTakeaway/default.html

Just need to scroll down to 'Byte Sized Takeaway Fun'. It will probably be just the challenge itself. I can't check because the firewall I am behind won't let me watch videos.
 
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Ant and Dec's breath-hold challenge is up on U-Tube for those who missed it :D.

A big up to Liv and Mark for taking their own deep breaths and going with this. They both put 100% into it behind the scenes which, believe me .. wasn't always easy with such a big crew involved. Ant and Dec were up against it from the start, as it's a live and incredibly frenetic show. They had about 4 mins to leave the studio stage where they'd been leaping around, get into their wetsuits and calm themselves enough to even think about holding their breath. Respect all round ...

YouTube - Ant and Dec - Ant vs Dec - Holding Breathe Underwater/Sink

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Great job guys, I overdid it on the bet! That's a great looking tank they've got at Pinewood, anything deeper or bigger??
 

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The Pinewood underwater stage is 6m deep, 20m long, 10m wide, water temp approx 32 degrees, water all UV filtered, 2 Observation windows, and a shedload of scaffolding, props and cameras. It's actually a bit too warm if you're swimming around in a 3mm suit.

HMS Dolphin's Submarine Escape Training Tower in Gosport is deeper at 28 metres.
 
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