Freediving can be a dangerous sport – descending to extreme depths and holding your breath until you resurface.
Yet, according to Egypt’s record-breaking freediver Raghda Ezzeldin, as soon as you go underwater, “you forget about everything”.
Raghda and Aliaa Hassan, who in 2014 became the first Arab woman to compete and break records, explain why free diving is their passion.
Produced by Sara Abou Bakr.
What is 100 Women?
BBC 100 Women names 100 influential and inspirational women around the world every year. We create documentaries, features and interviews about their lives, giving more space for stories that put women at the centre.
On 8 March, BBC 100 Women will be showcasing inspirational stories from women in the UK and across the world.