The commercial from this TV special was misleading. The commercial said that David Blaine would go underwater for 9 minutes, or die trying. But, in fact, there were 2 scuba divers that helped rescue him from the water sphere.
Clips of several magic tricks performed by Blaine are shown throughout the special. Included is David pulling someone's tooth out and making it magically reappear in their mouth. Also included is David biting off part of a glass, chewing it, and then swallowing it.
David could only hold his breath for 7 minutes and 8 seconds.
David was in the water sphere for 7 days.
David graduated from NYU before he attempted this stunt.
For some part while David is underwater, he says the alphabet in his mind and all the people and things he knows that start with each letter.
It is shown that David is in the Navy.
It is shown how David's wife died.
For the first 3 minutes, David calms down his body, starting with his toes, for 2 minutes he thinks about his day yesterday, all the conversations he had, what he ate, and the last 4 minutes are all pain.