On Sharks and Sleds — an interview with World Record-Holder William Winram

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Several months ago  William Winram set a new world record in the freediving discipline of Variable Weight (VWT) – watch the video of his 145 meter record-setting sled dive below. Since then he’s been quite busy promoting shark conservation in general, and an IMAX film, Great White Sharks, which seeks to do the same by revealing […]

Mike Board is the First British Man to Reach 100 Meters

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Not to overstate the obvious but the sport of freediving has its ups & downs. Literally speaking, as divers descend downward into blue, seeking the quiet of sink phase until they reach the bottom plate to then turn that peaceful repose into actionable resolve as they ascend, back to the surface — some are buoyed […]

Suunto Vertical Blue 2013 – Day Three

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Yesterday completed the first act of Suunto Vertical Blue 2013. Day Three of the highly anticipated freediving competition produced another five new national records, out of 17 white card performances. The deepest of these was Davide Carrera from Italy. Davide completed a beautiful 101 meter dive under constant ballast in two minutes and :56 seconds. […]

Four New Records Set on Day 2 of Suunto Vertical Blue

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The second day of William Trubridge‘s annual freediving competition brought some even deeper dives than the day before, if little to no changes in visibility. Out of the 17 athletes in the line-up, a total of 12 received white cards and four new national records were set. Michele Tomasi of Italy completed a clean no-fins […]

Suunto Vertical Blue 2013 – the First Day

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Yesterday on Long Island in the Bahamas Suunto Vertical Blue got underway. The first of what will be nine days of competition provided a mixed bag of results for the first set of freedivers to offer their best attempts in Deans Blue Hole (DBH). Jonathan Sunnex of New Zealand achieved an amazing depth of 105m […]

Suunto Vertical Blue 2013 Kicks Off This Weekend


This Saturday the highlight of the international freediving circuit will begin  — the 2013  Suunto Vertical Blue. 36 athletes from 16 countries have already arrived on Long Island, joining dual world record holder and event host William Trubridge, to compete in an annual competition that will take place at Deans Blue Hole, Bahamas over the […]

Linda Paganelli Recoups an Italian Record

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Last month with an 82 meter dive under constant ballast Linda Paganelli (owner of Blue Immersion in Thailand and Freedive Dahab in Egypt), took back her Italian national title. Linda’s record recouping freedive took two minutes and :33 seconds to complete. ”Thanks to Jacques de Vos for being the best safety diver, Lotta Ericson for […]

Karla Mendez Sets Two Venezuelan Records and Takes First Place at Deja Blue IV

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Karla Mendez has officially added her name to the AIDA record books for Venezuela. The former synchronized swimmer made quite a big splash this month at an annual freediving competition hosted by Performance Freediving International. Despite the fact that it was Karla’s inaugural appearance at DejaBlue, the 28 year-old managed to take top honors for the […]