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Video: Act 1 Wrap-Up – OriginECN Vertical Blue 2018

The OriginECN Vertical Blue competition at Deans Blue Hole is in full swing and the freedivers from around the world have kept pace. Today we have 25 performances on tap, with one world record attempt from Alessia Zecchini, and the Diveye and Paralenz cameras are ready to capture every moment and every angle.

OriginECN Vertical Blue 2018 - Start List Day 4
OriginECN Vertical Blue 2018 – Start List Day 4

Alexey Molchanov has thrown down the gauntlet for William Trubridge with two huge dives in Constant Weight (CWT) and Constant Weight No-Fins (CNF), and Trubridge answered with a clean, first dive on day two of #VB2018 (in the discipline of free immersion); he hopes to repeat this card today during a 122m attempt in constant weight. But will the pressures of organizing an enormous event whilst competing in it get to him? Stay tuned to the live feed to see destiny reveal itself at Deans Blue Hole in the Bahamas.

And while you wait, check out the wrap-up video of Act I (of the three act drama) here below

#VB2018 ACT1 Wrap-up video of Vertical Blue's First Days

#VB2018 will keep rolling out amazing performances which you binge watch every second of later on VB Freediving (Vertical Blue’s YouTube channel) but for now, cross your fingers for your favorite athletes and hold your breath! We know the results will be stunning.

Mimi Okamoto (nee Hirai) of Japan is triumphant (photo by Daan Verhoeven)
Mimi Okamoto (nee Hirai) of Japan is triumphant (photo by Daan Verhoeven)
Francesca Koe
Francesca Koehttps://www.deeperblue.com/
An active ocean advocate, VP of U.S. Freediving, a multi-agency dive instructor, PFI Safety Supervisor and AIDA judge, Francesca also serves as the Editor-At-Large here at DeeperBlue.com. You can usually find Francesca diving in the kelp, hanging out at the Farallones with sharky friends, or trying to improve upon her own PB's.

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