Friday, May 17, 2024

Day 2 Of Vertical Blue Sees Eight New National Records Smashed


Day 2 of the Vertical Blue 2021 freediving competition at Dean’s Blue Hole in the Bahamas saw eight new national records set.

On the women’s side, South Korea’s Jung A Kim set a national Constant Weight with Bifins (CWTBF) record with an 81m/266ft, 3mins 5secs dive.

France’s Alice Modolo set a CWTBF record for her country with a 92m/302ft, 3mins 19secs dive.

South Africa’s Talya Davidoff set a Free Immersion (FIM) national record with a 66m/217ft, 2mins 26secs dive, and Camila Jaber set a Mexican CWTBF record with her 64m/210ft, 2mins 13secs dive.

Isabelle Winner bested her Bahamian FIM national record 28-meter/92-foot dive from Day 1 with a 31m/102ft dive on Day 2.

On the men’s side, Mexico’s Alejandro Lemus set a national Constant Weight with Monofin (CWT) record with his 98m/322ft, 2mins 57secs dive. Juani Valdivia set a Peruvian national CWT record with a 63m/207ft, 1mins 51secs dive.

Check out the full results below.

2021 Vertical Blue Day 2 results
2021 Vertical Blue Day 2 results

The start list for day 3 sees Alessia Zecchini from Italy look to set a Constant Weight No-Fins (CNF) World Record with a 74m/243ft announced dive.  A further 7 National Records are announced as well.  Full list below.

Vertical Blue 2021 Day 3 Start List
Vertical Blue 2021 Day 3 Start List

Featured Image courtesy of Daan Verhoeven.

Additional reporting by Stephan Whelan

John Liang
John Liang
John Liang is the News Editor at He first got the diving bug while in High School in Cairo, Egypt, where he earned his PADI Open Water Diver certification in the Red Sea off the Sinai Peninsula. Since then, John has dived in a volcanic lake in Guatemala, among white-tipped sharks off the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, and other places including a pool in Las Vegas helping to break the world record for the largest underwater press conference.