Is Freediving A Dangerous Sport?

In 2013 Freediving was rated #2 most extreme summer sport in the world by outsideonline.com, where it says that “only BASE jumping is more fatal than Freediving.” Furthermore, the article mentions that out of 5,000 divers in the sport nearly 100 die yearly. For most people diving deeper than 20 meters on a single breath is considered dangerous and appealing only to those who want to risk their lives.

But is Freediving really a dangerous sport that only crazy suicidal people do? I have asked several freedivers: from beginners to professionals, record holder and instructors and asked them what determines a sport to be extreme and if they consider Freediving as dangerous.
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