North Pole Freediving Challenge 2015

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Earlier this week Konstantin Novikov of Russia set a new world record for a depth dive under the ice. On April 13th at the geographic North Pole of earth (exact coordinates of the dive: 89′ 59.556′) Konstantin Novikov made a dive under constant weight to 65 meters on breath-hold. Novikov’s  CWT dive took  two minutes and […]

Nirvana Oceanquest – Colombia’s Inaugural AIDA Depth Competition


Nirvana Oceanquest is an international freediving event that will host athletes, hailing from all around the globe, in a truly unique spot: the Nirvana Sea Cliff off the coast of San Andres Island, Colombia. Starting June 6th, over the course of six competition days, freedivers will get the opportunity to attempt personal, national or even […]

Winners of the 6th Annual Great Northern Freediving Comp

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Last weekend the 6th annual Great Northern freediving competition was held at Lifestyle Fitness Aquatic Center in Liverpool. Organized by Steve Millard the event also served as the British Freediving Association’s national pool championships. The performances at the Great Northern never disappoint and this year was no different with fourteen different countries participating. Keeping in tradition, national […]

Coming to a Theater Near You – The Ocean Film Festival, Australia

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Get ready to be immersed – the Ocean Film Festival, Australia starts next week! Celebrating it it’s third year, the festival down under is now booked at a record number of venues across Australia which will showcase some of the world’s most inspiring and moving ocean short films; including work from South African freediving record […]

William Trubridge Takes the Gold at #VB2014

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The last dive is complete, the Steinlager Pure has been cracked open, Suunto Vertical Blue 2014 is officially over and local hero William Trubridge has retained his title as champion of #VB2014. Winning the competition and taking the gold over Alexey Molchanov of Russia (who placed second) came at a very narrow margin but Trubridge […]

Alexey vs. William – What it Will Take to Win #VB2014

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It’s all coming down to the wire at Suunto Vertical Blue 2014 between Alexey Molchanov and William Trubridge. The apnea titans are neck and neck with no certain outcome in sight, (other than the fact that they are the two leaders out in front of the rest of the freediving pack.) For anyone who is […]

Mother Nature Whips up a Storm at #VB2014


Today Mother Nature decided to unfurl a squall or two, or three! on the freedivers at Deans Blue Hole. However, howling winds, intermittent torrential downpours of rain and the uncertainty of whether it would get better or worse did not deter the heartiest of competitors who managed to deliver clean performances despite the deteriorating conditions. […]

Vertical Blue 2014 Update – 10 National Records in 2 Days

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Belying the caliber of participants at William Trubridge’s annual freediving competition, an astonishing count of ten total national records have been broken at the close of the second day of Vertical Blue 2014. Highlights of a fantastic day one can be seen in the video below. Day two proved to be a challenge for all […]