Saturday, July 20, 2024

Vertical Blue 2023 By Garmin To Take Place July 20-30


This year’s Vertical Blue 2023 by Garmin freediving competition at Dean’s Blue Hole in the Bahamas is set to take place from July 20th to July 30th, organizers have announced.

The 15th iteration of the famed competition will feature 40 athletes from 20 different countries attempting personal bests, national records and world records alike.

The New York Times has called Vertical Blue the “Wimbledon of Freediving,” and with former champions Alexey Molchanov, Peter Klovar and event host William Trubridge all competing, one can expect multiple records to fall.

Additionally, Garmin has been announced as the primary sponsor of the event, and the company’s Descent dive computer will be the official gauge worn by all of the athletes during their official performances.

According to Trubridge:

“Vertical Blue 2023 by Garmin will feature incredible competitors from every corner of the globe. It is fantastic to be able to share the competition live on our VB YouTube Channel, as it unfolds each day. The #VB2023 livestream will highlight the excitement of the shifting leaderboards and poignant, real-time interviews.”

Fans and viewers around the world can tune in to witness the action live via Diveye.

Four depth disciplines will be contested under AIDA rules: Constant Weight (CWT), Constant Weight No-Fins (CNF), Free Immersion (FIM) and Constant Weight with Bi-Fins (CWTB).

Viewers around the globe will be able to tune into the action via Diveye on the VB YouTube Channel, the Vertical Blue Facebook page, the VB event website, the VB Instagram page as well as the Vertical Blue twitter feed and hashtag #VB2023 for up-to-the-minute live updates from the platform, streaming videos, images and results.

As always, stay tuned to for comprehensive coverage!

John Liang
John Liang
John Liang is the News Editor at He first got the diving bug while in High School in Cairo, Egypt, where he earned his PADI Open Water Diver certification in the Red Sea off the Sinai Peninsula. Since then, John has dived in a volcanic lake in Guatemala, among white-tipped sharks off the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, and other places including a pool in Las Vegas helping to break the world record for the largest underwater press conference.