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 ascendsmore
Trubridge in his backyardmore
"Welcome back son!"more
Tomoka Fukuda is one of very few people (in the whole world) who can dive below 90 metersmore
Stig Pryds on his way upmore
Sofia Gomez is showing super strong divesmore
Sayuri has the deepest no-fins record in Japan - for both the women and the menmore
Masimo safety divers escort Mimi on her way upmore
The Japanese waterdragon is focuing on FIM for this compmore
The newly married Marianna of Russia is very focused this compmore
Luke Maillas is the first Bahamian record holder -- ever!more
a view from belowmore
Hanako Hirose is the "sleeper" of VB2016 -- watch out!more
Dean Chaouche on his way to a national record for GBRmore
Camila diving down to a record for Mexicomore
The satisfaction of knowing the job is donemore
Aolin Wang is representing Chinamore
Aolin easily set a new NR at 80m CWTmore
Anna Von Boetticher in good formmore
"it's always nice to see the safeties"more

Photography © Daan Verhoeven