Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Vertical Blue 2022 Starts Today With World Record Attempt


The sense of anticipation is immense as the world’s most prestigious freediving competition – Vertical Blue – kicks off today at Dean’s Blue Hole in the Bahamas.

Forty-two freedivers from across the world have arrived and are ready to compete in Constant Weight No Fins (CNF), Constant Weight (CWT), and Free Immersion (FIM) disciplines between 1st August – 11th August 2022.

As usual, the lineup for the first day of the competition looks to be spectacular – with 9 National Records announced, 2 Continental Records, and Alenka Artnik (Slovenia) looking to set a Constant Weight (CWT) World Record with a 123m dive.

The action starts at 9am Eastern, 6am Pacific, 2pm UK, and 7pm Sydney/AEST and don’t forget to get your live stream pass for Diveye.

Vertical Blue 2022 - Start List Day 1
Vertical Blue 2022 – Start List Day 1

The world-renowned Freediving photographer and videographer Daan Verhoeven is back onsite to cover the competition.  There have already been some stunning images appearing from the competition site during training.

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Vertical Blue 2022 Coverage

If you want to find out the highlights and details from every day of the competition, then check back with DeeperBlue.com as our team provides daily updates and wrap up’s throughout the competition. You should also keep an eye out on our socials for highlights from the competition.

We’ve covered every year of the competition since 2008, so you can check out this year’s coverage and all previous years in our Vertical Blue archive.

Vertical Blue is always an exciting event to watch, so stay tuned to DeeperBlue.com and our social media feeds for updates, and sign up for the live feed from Diveye on the Vertical Blue website to watch in real-time.

Stephan Whelan
Stephan Whelanhttps://www.deeperblue.com
Stephan is the Founder of DeeperBlue.com. 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 DeeperBlue.com and has grown the site to be the most popular diving website and community in the world.