William Trubridge: Freediver sets new world record

    Diver William Trubridge has achieved his 16th world record.

    Story highlights

    • William Trubridge dives to depth of 122m
    • New Zealander's dive took 4 min, 24 secs
    • 16th time he has broken world record

    (CNN)Imagine holding your breath for four minutes and 24 seconds.

    Now imagine diving deeper into the sea than the Statue of Liberty is tall.
      That's exactly what New Zealander William Trubridge did in the Bahamas Saturday, breaking his own world record in the process.
        Trubridge plunged 122 meters into the depths of the ocean, surpassing his previous mark of 121 meters achieved in April 2011 and setting a world record for the 16th time in his career.