As first act of Vertical Blue 2016, being held at Deans Blue Hole in the Bahamas, draws to a close we spoke to event photographer Daan Verhoeven about his favorite photos from the last few days.
Take a look at his “Top 20” gallery below.
Alfredo Roen of Spain ascends
Trubridge in his backyard
Tomoka Fukuda is one of very few people (in the whole world) who can dive below 90 meters
Sofia Gomez is showing super strong dives
Sayuri has the deepest no-fins record in Japan - for both the women and the men
Masimo safety divers escort Mimi on her way up
The Japanese waterdragon is focuing on FIM for this comp
The newly married Marianna of Russia is very focused this comp
Luke Maillas is the first Bahamian record holder -- ever!
Hanako Hirose is the "sleeper" of VB2016 -- watch out!
Dean Chaouche on his way to a national record for GBR
Camila diving down to a record for Mexico
The satisfaction of knowing the job is done
Aolin Wang is representing China
Aolin easily set a new NR at 80m CWT
Anna Von Boetticher in good form
"it's always nice to see the safeties"
Photography © Daan Verhoeven