DPG is a comprehensive underwater photography website and community for underwater photographers. Learn underwater photography techniques for popular digital cameras and specialized professional underwater equipment (wide angle, macro, super macro, lighting and work flow). Read latest news, explore travel destinations for underwater photography. Galleries of professional and amateur underwater photography including wrecks, coral reefs, undersea creatures, fashion and surfing photography.
Dive Photo Guide


William Trubridge Breaks Two Freediving Records
By Joseph Tepper, May 3, 2016 @ 07:37 PM (EST)
Source: New York Times

Another day, another record for freediver William Trubridge.

On Monday, William set a new record for a “free immersion” dive: a whopping 407 feet (124 meters). In free immersion, the competitor pulls his/herself down a weighted rope without fins. The record comes just two days after the previous high (or low) mark of 122 meters—also set by Trubridge.

The record comes during the annual Vertical Blue event, hosted by Trubridge (aka the freediving king). He had not planned to break the record (again), but Trubridge felt so good after the Saturday dive that he gave it a shot. A 4-minute and 34-second breath-hold later and Trubridge raised the bar, once again. It is his 17th freediving record.

Learn more about the feat and the scene at Vertical Blue in this profile by the New York Times.




Fantasea FG7X II
Ikelite Housing for Nikon D500
I-DiveSite Venom 35s
SeaLife DC2000
Be the first to add a comment to this article.
You must be logged in to comment.
Support Our Sponsors
Travel with us

Featured Photographer

Follow Us