William Trubridge breaks free diving world record, twice

Free diver William Trubridge broke the world record in free immersion this past Saturday by diving to a depth of 122 meters, and then promptly broke it again on Monday by adding two more meters to his record. The world record dive of 124 meters (approximately 407 feet deep) was made at the annual Vertical Blue free diving competition in Dean’s Blue Hole in the Bahamas. The previous world record was made in 2011 by Trubridge as well.

Free immersion is the category of free diving in which the diver uses no fins and pulls his or herself along a line to the bottom and then uses it again to ascend to the surface. Trubridge is also the owner of Vertical Blue free diving school, which hosts the annual competition.

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