Extraordinary Kiwis: Jessica Whiddett on Prime

7:00pm Saturday, July 17 on Prime

Documentary Series

Tonight host Clarke Gayford meets Jessica Whiddett (pictured right), a free diver and spear fisher who has been the women’s freediving champion three times in the last five years! She can also, rather impressively, hold her breath underwater for a staggering five minutes! Clarkes challenge is to learn how to dive and shoot fish while holding his breath – no oxygen tanks allowed! His first target will be scallops, which move surprisingly fast over the seabed. They are caught by hand of course, but it’s soon time to load up the speargun and stalk the big prey. Let’s hope he has a steady arm!

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