Monday, January 17, 2022

William Trubridge Extends World Record for Second Time


Incredible breaking news coming out of the Vertical Blue competition in the Bahamas – two days after Kiwi William Trubridge set his 16th World Record, he has extended it even further with a Free Immersion dive to a mind blowing depth of 124m / 407ft with a dive time of 4min 54sec!

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What make this 17th World Record even more amazing is that Trubridge is the competition organizer as well as athlete.  Even with that responsibility he continues to make history.  Bravo William – the team salute you!

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Photos by Daan Verhoeven

Stephan Whelan
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