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According to ScienceAlert (This article and its images were originally posted on ScienceAlert November 24, 2018 at 06:09AM.)
The deepest dive recorded by the free-diving Bajau Laut people of Southeast Asia was to an impressive 79 metres (259 feet), and the longest time spent underwater by them was just over three minutes.
Although the Bajau do not dive to these depths or for this length of time during their day-to-day fishing, they spend up to 60 percent of their working life underwater.
Research published in the journal Cell in April shows that they have some physical and genetic adaptations to help them make these amazing dives.
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