William Trubridge - New Zealand
18 x World records
In 2005 William was the first freediver to dive at Dean's Blue Hole, now recognised as the world's premier freediving venue, and site of the annual Vertical Blue event. There he broke his first world record in the discipline of CNF (Constant Weight No Fins) in April 2007, diving to 81m.Since then he has broken this record multiple times.
In 2010 he became the first human to descend to 100m (330 feet) during Project Hector, an event aimed at bringing awareness to the plight of New Zealand's critically endangered Hector's and Maui's Dolphins species.
In July 2016 he furthered this record to 102m (334 feet) as part of the Steinlager "Born to Defy" project, which was broadcast live to New Zealand television.
"I have a relationship with the depths,
they beckon me beyond my means,
cold dark vacant pressure,
forever night, muted dreams."
Orca Freedive Ambassador: William Trubridge