Freediving to relax: ‘All you can hear is your heartbeat’

Michael Lazaro is a doctor who works in Manila in the Philippines. To get away from the fast-paced city lifestyle, he goes freediving – to connect to nature and clear his mind.

Freediving involves diving without a mask and is a dangerous sport – but Michael finds it relaxing. “When you emerge, it’s like you are born again,” he says.

Produced by Olive Faure and Johanna Lagman

Filmed by Manny Pelayo