Video Viral

By Federico Cornetto

A freediver swam through one of the most famous shipwrecks in the world, the Zenobia wreck.

Dutch filmmaker Daan Verhoeven filmed Georgina Miller, a British freediving veteran and record-holder, as she swam through the picturesque wreck while holding her breath.

The video, filmed in October 2018 in the waters off Lanarca, Cyprus – where the vessel sunk in 1980 – was posted by Daan on YouTube on March 29, 2019.

It features Georgina as she dives 40 metres below the sea surface and through the eerie ships’ remains, which are covered with algae and surrounded by fish.

After graciously swimming through the wreck’s deck and bridge, Georgina makes a quick turn and ascends up into the light.

Daan said: “Swimming through the shipwreck with Georgina was amazing.

“I love going into overhead environments as it takes a certain amount of mentally convincing myself to enter, and I like that commitment.

“Of course, it’s also a bit eerie and quite a bit dangerous, so we had safety divers keeping an eye on us, and we told each other we were always allowed to bail out.”