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VERTICAL BLUE 2008 - Invitational Freediving competition Dean's Blue Hole . Bahamas . April 1 - 11
Between April 1st – 11th 16 of the world’s best freedivers will meet in Dean’s Blue Hole, Long Island, to decide who is the deepest of them all...
By: vertical blue
compete to see how deep they can dive in one of 3 disciplines:
1. No fins using only the hands and feet to swim down and up. The
world record is 83m (275 feet)
2. With fins either two fins or a single monofin (‘mermaid’
world record is 112m (367 feet)
3. Free Immersion pulling on the rope. World record is 108m (354 ft)
Dean’s Blue Hole is the deepest Blue Hole in the world, at 203m
(660 feet). No current scientific theory can completely explain
how such a deep hole might have been formed...
Amongst the 16 champion freedivers who will compete are:
William Trubridge (ex-unassisted freediving World Record Holder)
The host of the competition, New Zealander William Trubridge will be
attempting to reclaim the world title in the purest discipline, unassisted
freediving, which he set in Dean's Blue Hole last year, and which was
recently taken from him by Herbert Nitsch.
Guillaume Nery (ex-constant weight World Record Holder)
The youngest freediver ever to hold a world record, and one of the
most graceful divers with a monofin.
Dave Mullins (distance world record holder)
With the largest lungs in the sport and a huge 6’6” frame, Dave will be
diving close to 400 feet with a monofin.
As a swimmer, Natalia turned down the Russian Olympic team when
she refused to take banned substances. In freediving she has found a
sport where her purity is rewarded, and she is ready to smash all the
For more information please contact the event organiser
Ph: +1242 4720896
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Vertical Blue is a freediving school and team based in Dean's Blue Hole, Long Island, Bahamas. The course director William Trubridge is the ex-world record holder in unassisted freediving