With Just One Breath, This Free Diver Explores an Underwater World

When free diver Marese Secades enters the water, she feels nothing and everything at the same time. “Everything just melts away and I enter a dreamlike world, where I feel that I could fly.” Taking only a single breath, each moment of her dive is magnified as as she explores the breathtaking beauty beneath the water's surface. In this mesmerizing short by filmmaker Dani Bautista, submerge yourself in Secades' underwater world as she dives off the island of Coron, Palawan in the Philippines.

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The Short Film Showcase spotlights exceptional short videos created by filmmakers from around the world and selected by National Geographic editors. We look for work that affirms National Geographic's belief in the power of science, exploration, and storytelling to change the world. The filmmakers created the content presented, and the opinions expressed are their own, not those of National Geographic Partners.

With Just One Breath, This Free Diver Explores an Underwater World

When free diver Marese Secades enters the water, she feels nothing and everything at the same time. “Everything just melts away and I enter a dreamlike world, where I feel that I could fly.” Taking only a single breath, each moment of her dive is magnified as as she explores the breathtaking beauty beneath the water's surface. In this mesmerizing short by filmmaker Dani Bautista, submerge yourself in Secades' underwater world as she dives off the island of Coron, Palawan in the Philippines.

Follow Dani Bautista on Vimeo and Instagram.

The Short Film Showcase spotlights exceptional short videos created by filmmakers from around the world and selected by National Geographic editors. We look for work that affirms National Geographic's belief in the power of science, exploration, and storytelling to change the world. The filmmakers created the content presented, and the opinions expressed are their own, not those of National Geographic Partners.