[VIDEO] Suunto Vertical Blue 2013

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This week’s video is by the inspiring and talented Daan Verhoeven who shot and edited this video taken from the Suunto Vertical Blue 2013 Freediving competition.  He has kindly dedicated it to Nicholas Mevoli. Got a great video to share? Feel free to contact us. What is Video of the Week? Our aim is to showcase one video […]

AIDA International Announce Antero Joki to Lead Nick Mevoli Accident Review

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AIDA International, the international Freediving Federation that was ratifying the dives during the recent Suunto Vertical Blue competition, has announced that their Technical Officer Antero Joki will lead the organisations investigation into Nick Mevoli’s death whilst attempting a 72m dive. Mevoli’s death was the first fatality in 20 years of competition Freediving under AIDA rules […]

Althetes and Crew Pay Tribute to Nick Mevoli

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The athletes and crew involved in the Suunto Vertical Blue gathered at the competition venue, Dean’s Blue Hole, to pay tribute to Nick Mevoli who tragically passed away during the competition on Sunday.  The assembled group cried, told stories, held hands, sang, and dived according to a post on the groups Facebook Page. Photos © Lia […]

Suunto Vertical Blue – Day Five Competition Dives Cancelled

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Organisers at the Suunto Vertical Blue competition have announced that the 5th day of the competition has been cancelled due to severe weather making dives impossible. “Last night one of the most violent cold fronts ever experienced hit the island, with gale force winds and lots of rain. Of course the water in the blue […]

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. […]

The Almost Impossible

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Last year’s Vertical Blue was my first time working on a freediving competition as platform co-ordinator and announcer: calling in 30 dives a day for 9 days of stunning athletic performances. As we prepare Dean’s Blue Hole for another exciting event this year I am looking forward to all the exciting stories from 2012 being […]

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 […]