The Most Extreme

Season 4 Episode 3

Divers

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Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Nov 08, 2005 on Animal Planet
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With us being poor divers, we need special equiptment to dive to the ocean's depths. But some air-breathing animals can dive deeper than a submarine and hold their breath underwater much longer than a human can. But who is the most extreme diver? Find out in this top 10 countdown of the best divers in nature. There's a seal that can hold it's breath for 90 minutes underwater and a spider that dives to the depths using an air bubble! Discover what it really takes to venture 20,000 leauges under the sea when diving is taken to the Most Extreme.moreless

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      • The best divers:
        Sperm Whale It has been found in depths of 2,200 meters (7,200 feet) and can hold its breath for almost 2 hours.
        Weddell seal It can hold its breath for 90 minutes.
        Marine iguana It can hold its breath for 60 minutes (1 hour).
        Emperor penguin It can hold its breath for 25 minutes.
        Hippopotamus It can hold its breath for 20 minutes.
        Diving bell spider Spends whole life underwater but breathes through an air hole.
        Dugong Can Dive for 8 Minutes.
        Sea otter Dive for 6 minutes.
        Galapagos cormorant Dive for 4 1/2 minutes.
        Elephant It can dive for a few seconds, as its trunk is used as a snorkel.

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