Sunday, November 29, 2020

OriginECN Vertical Blue 2018 – Act 2 Kicks Off Today


After the end of Act 1 on Wednesday, the athletes, safeties, and organizers at OriginECN Vertical Blue had a well-deserved break on Thursday.

The action kicks off again for Day 4, official now in Act 2 of 3, on Friday with 25 competitors taking to the beautiful waters of Deans Blue Hole in the Bahamas.

No less than 7 National Records are possible today along with Alessia Zecchini (Italy) going for her World Record attempt in Free Immersion (FIM) that she called off on Wednesday.

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You can see the full starting line up below (click to enlarge):

OriginECN Vertical Blue 2018 - Start List Day 4
OriginECN Vertical Blue 2018 – Start List Day 4

The competition will be live-streamed by the underwater drone Diveye and broadcast via the Vertical Blue Facebook Page and across social media with the hashtag #VB2018.

Stay tuned to as we bring you coverage from the event.

Feature photo by Daan Verhoeven

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Stephan Whelan
Stephan is the Founder of 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 and helped grow the site to be one of the largest diving websites around today.


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