In Pictures: A Week At Dean’s Blue Hole

Kate Middleton at Dean's Blue Hole.

Dean’s Blue Hole on Long Island in the Bahamas is the scene of an annual elite competition for the Freediving world – Suunto Vertical Blue.  Dubbed the “Wimbledon of Freediving” by the NY Times and regularly sees World Records and National Records being smashed by athletes from all over the world.

Whilst this year’s competition starts on 30th April through 10th May – athletes, safety divers, and media have started to arrive and training has begun.

Freediving Photographer Daan Verhoeven has been on hand to capture some epic photos from the last week.

Daan had this to say to DeeperBlue.com:

“It’s still early days but we’re seeing impressive training dives from a lot of athletes; the 2017 edition of Vertical Blue promises to be deep. Very very deep.”

Stay tuned to DeeperBlue.com for extensive coverage of the event and check out the photos below – click for full screen gallery mode.

William Trubridge at Dean's Blue Hole.more
Alessia Zecchini at Dean's Blue Hole.more
Alex Davis at Dean's Blue Hole.more
Anna Von Boetticher at Dean's Blue Hole.more
Chris Kim at Dean's Blue Hole.more
Davide Carrera and Tomoka Fukuda at Dean's Blue Hole.more
Sachiko Fukumoto, Dean Chaouche and William Trubridge at Dean's Blue Hole.more
Dean's Blue Hole.more
Dean's Blue Hole.more
Georgina Miller at Dean's Blue Hole.more
Homar Leuci at Dean's Blue Hole.more
Kate Middleton at Dean's Blue Hole.more
Miguel Lozano at Dean's Blue Hole.more
Michael Board at Dean's Blue Hole.more
Sachiko Fukumoto at Dean's Blue Hole.more
Stephen Keenan at Dean's Blue Hole.more
Stephen Keenan at Dean's Blue Hole.more
Stig Pryds at Dean's Blue Hole.more
Tomoka Fukuda at Dean's Blue Hole.more