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 DeeperBlue.com team salute you!

RELATED: #VB2016 William Trubridge – A World Record in Pictures

Photos by Daan Verhoeven

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Stephan Whelan
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 passion he pursued in all his spare time. In 1996 his passion for the underwater world led him to setup DeeperBlue.com. When he gets time he enjoys both Freediving and Scuba Diving when not traveling for work or enjoying time with his family in London.

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