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Dean’s Blue Hole
Situated in a bay west of Clarence Town on Long Island, is the dazzling yet dangerous Dean’s Blue Hole.
A tropical setting yes but this blue hole is a wonder in itself. Most blue holes reach maximum depths of 360 feet, but this holy grail of water is a eye boggling 663 foot depth.
The clarity of the water on a good day is exceptional as it plummets down towards the core of existence.
Dean’s Blue Hole is a divers dream, the pinnacle, the bucket list breaker. It’s made more so by the fetes of William Trubridge.
The 15 time world record holder and current freediving world champion broke a free-diving world record in the blue hole by reaching a depth of 302 feet without the use of fins. He then raised the bar further when on December 14, 2010, he swam to a depth of 331 feet on a single breath while using only his hands and feet for propulsion.
Super human, purely Super Man stuff. This achievement of Trubridge was battered him further when in November of 2013, free-diver Nicholas Mevoli died during an effort to dive to a new American record.
Don’t be fooled by its poetic name or its tropical location: Dean’s Blue Hole is deep, dark and intimidating. If you’re hard as nails, a bit tapped or both then the challenge awaits. Tame the beast as a freediver and live eye to eye with legends.
Vertical Blue is both a school and an annual freediving event on Long Island, in the Bahamas, founded by William Trubridge. For more information on both, go to