Dreaming Deeply: How Low Can Israel's Free-diving Champ Go?

Alon Rivkind broke the Israeli free-diving record recently after plunging 120 meters into the waters of the Gulf of Eilat (that’s one long breath). Given the right conditions, he vows to break the world record, too. An in-depth interview.

He pulls over after a slow afternoon drive along the coastal road. “We’ll sit here,” Alon Rivkind says, and proceeds to hurtle down a steep...