You might call it “Clash of the Titans” or the most anticipated freediving competition we’ve seen in years, but either way William Trubridge’s annual apnea affair — Vertical Blue — promises to be a fantastic gathering of world-class athletes.
Freedivers from over 16 different countries will descend upon Deans’ Blue Hole in the Bahamas this April. The event will occur for nine days between April 17-27 and will showcase three main disciplines of FIM, CNF, CWT. The performance of each discipline will be conducted for two consecutive days, with a planned day of rest in-between each phase, to allow all of the athletes proper recovery time. Some of the participating athletes share an astounding 58 records – with Martin Stepanek and Herbert Nitsch leading that pack.
The announced list of athletes for the Vertical Blue 2010 Suunto Dive-Off are:
William Trubridge and his wife Brittany are the organizers of the event.