The Third Deepest Woman in the World: Misuzu Okamoto

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Misuzu Okamoto (née Hirai) has gone where no other female Japanese diver has ever gone before on a single breath. Last week at Suunto Vertical Blue 2015 the petite but powerful freediver accomplished a true personal best performance with a constant weight (CWT) dive to -92 meters in a dive time of three minutes and […]

And the Winners Are…Kinoshita & Trubridge

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It’s been an exacting and exciting nine days at Deans Blue Hole, but today Suunto Vertical Blue 2015 came to an end. The overall winners of this annual freediving competition are Sayuri Kinoshita of Japan and William Trubridge of New Zealand, taking home the gold with 286.96 and 300 total points respectively. The rest of […]

Crowdfunding Campaign Underway For William Trubridge Smartphone Freediving Game

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World Champion freediver William Trubridge has partnered with a New Zealand company to crowdsource the development of a smartphone freediving game. The gameplay in “William Trubridge’s Plunge Free Dive” features exercises and physiological measurements that Trubridge uses while freediving in places like Dean’s Blue Hole and at Vertical Blue (Click here for‘s comprehensive coverage […]

Records Continue To Tumble At #VB2015

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We’re half way through the second act of Suunto Vertical Blue 2015 with Day Five completed.  Strong performance continue with four new National Records being set in Free Immersion (FIM) during Saturday’s performances at Deans Blue Hole in the Bahamas. Weather and dive conditions were perfect with the water looking like glass. First up was […]