Stephan is the Founder of DeeperBlue.com. His passion for the underwater world started at 8 years old with a try-dive in a hotel pool on holiday that soon formulated into a lifelong love affair with the oceans. In 1996 he set up DeeperBlue.com and has grown the site to be the most popular diving website and community in the world.
The DeeperBlue "Breathhold & Brew" Party at DEMA Show 2023 was another massive hit. Members of the diving industry got together at the Crescent City Brewery in New Orleans for an evening of networking and fun.
Wetpixel.com, a renowned online underwater photography community is in the spotlight as owner Adam Hanlon faces accusations of withholding payments from customers. Amidst a wave of social media allegations and articles, Hanlon offers a strong rebuttal, citing health issues and providing evidence to counter the claims.
The Croatian athletes at the center of the Vertical Blue doping scandal have released images of the clean doping tests.
CMAS has issued a statement provisionally banning the Croatian athletes at the center of the alleged doping scandal from Vertical Blue.
Hungarian Fatima Korok beats the odds and devours her first World Record and Davide Carrera becomes the 2nd deepest man of all time!
Further National Records fall on Day 4 of Vertical Blue in the Bahamas
Russian freediver Alexey Molchanov continued his run of excellence at this year's Vertical Blue competition, setting his 31st world record with a Constant Weight with Monofin (CWT) dive to 133m/442ft.
Alexey Molchanov is the deepest man on Earth with a 133m/442ft Free Immersion World Record at Vertical Blue 2023 in the Bahamas
CMAS International has announced an investigation into the doping allegations at Vertical Blue 2023
Two Croatian freedivers, Vitomir Maricic and Petar Klovar, have been banned from participating in the upcoming Vertical Blue depth competition in the Bahamas after performance enhancing drugs were allegedly found in their luggage.