Monday, November 23, 2020

Video: Deepsea Challenge 2016: Through The Eyes Of A First Time Competitor


Deepsea Challenge 2016 in Bonaire is now over and boy was it an amazing event – 1 World Record, 2 Continental Records and 6 National Records were set during the up and coming international competition.

3 of those National Records were set for Puerto Rico’s first competitive diver – Alex Alvarado.

As described by Ren and Ashley Chapman – who did the filming – the video is all about:

“Deepsea Challenge was about more than just diving deeper. Like any freediving competition the real story isn’t about breaking records but about the people. Enjoy the uplifting story of Puerto Rico’s first competitive freediver and the family who supports him.”

Watch the video below or on Vimeo.

Video: Deepsea Challenge 2016: Through The Eyes Of A First Time Competitor 4
Stephan Whelan
Stephan is the Founder of 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 and helped grow the site to be one of the largest diving websites around today.


  1. I’m proud to say that ALEX is my nephew and I’m not only proud of him for his accomplishments but for the man he has become. Alex is a great person in and out and has a great heart. He is an example of what it is to follow you dreams your passion. I congratulate him on this great accomplishment!


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