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  • Caribbean Cup Day 4: One Down, Two To Go

    With half of the 2016 Caribbean Cup behind us and day four under the bridge it’s time to start talking strategy.  The ladies are looking tight with Sophia Gomez-Uribe and Tomoka Fakudaplacing scores in all three disciplines.  I (Ashley Futral Chapman) am not far behind and still show a goose egg in Free Immersion (FIM).  Things are sure to shake […]

  • In Pictures: Caribbean Cup – A Day Of Rest

    After three days of intense competition at the 2016 Caribbean Cup in Roatan, the athletes are enjoying a much deserved rest day, especially after day three’s lionfish cook-off party. You can enjoy the recap in photos below, contributed by photographer Alex St Jean, and check back for more updates from me at the Caribbean Cup here on DeeperBlue.com. Original […]

  • Caribbean Cup Day 3: Ahhh….Half Way Point

    The mood was light, and much more playful than usual, on day three of the Caribbean Cupcompetition.  With a party scheduled and a “rest day” lined up for the next, most of the athletes were able to deliver some very solid dives and clear their minds of any type of “anticipation” for an entire 48 hours.  […]

  • Caribbean Cup Day 2: Redemption Day

    If the word of the day was “anxious” on day one, day two was summarized by “redemption”. Davide Carrera of Italy shook off the monkeys and saddled back up for another shot at the 106m national record.  Smooth and clean Davide brought back the tag and claimed the Constant Weight (CWT) record!  Davide’s training has been going […]

  • Impressive First Day As Caribbean Cup 2016 Gets Underway

    What other freediving competition starts with a booty shaking challenge from the island’s native Garifuna population?  What other freediving competition boasts athletes haughty enough to wholly accept the challenge?  Diving mecca Roatan, Honduras will again provide the backdrop for this year’s Caribbean Cup 2016 freediving competition hosted by Esteban Darhanpe of Roatan Freediving.  The fun at the opening ceremonies held […]

  • Fourth Caribbean Cup Freediving Competition Starts Tomorrow

    The next edition of the Roatan Caribbean Cup start tomorrow – May 25 and runs through to June 1st 2016.  The event comes soon after the Bahamas Vertical Blue competition and sees a number of athletes continue their competition circuit tour in this spectacular and friendly competition. Athletes will be competing in depth disciplines Constant Weight (CWT), Constant Weight No […]

  • 2016 Caribbean Cup Freediving Competition To Take Place May 25-June 1

    The 4th edition of the Caribbean Cup International Freediving Competition will be held in Roatán, Honduras from May 25 to June 1st. Mayan Princess Beach & Dive Resort and onsite dive operation Mayan Divers will be the host hotel. Competitors will be vying for top spots in the Constant Weight (CWT), Constant Weight No Fins (CNF) and Free Immersion (FIM) disciplines. New Zealander William Trubridge, who recently broke the […]

  • Caribbean Cup – And The Winners Are…

    The final dives have been completed at the 2015 Caribbean Freediving Cup and points totals calculated to find out who the winners are.  We are pleased to announce that William Trubridge(New Zealand) and Ashley Chapman (USA) have won the respective men and women’s titles at this years competition in Roatan, Honduras. The final day of the competition saw three new National Records set […]

  • Caribbean Cup Day Five – The Mexican Double

    Day five saw the penultimate day of competition at the 2015 Caribbean Freediving Cup and the National Records continue to fall.  Mexico achieved a double with new records for both Alejandro Lemus and Estrella Navarro.  Honduras and Chile were also in the record breaking books with strong performances from Edgardo Andrade and Daniel Arias respectively. Highlights from that day: Alejandro Lemus from Mexico improved on his FIM […]

  • Caribbean Cup Day Four And More National Records

    Pictured: Ken Kiriyama, William Trubridge, Kojima Mitsuhiro, Mandy Sumner, Pepe Salcedo, Ashleigh Baird, Marina Kazankova, Kerry Hollowell After a rest day on Thursday the athletes at the 2015 Caribbean Freediving Cup have been back in the water competing hard.  We saw two new National Records for Alejandro Lemus (Mexico) and Edgardo Andrade (Honduras) both in Free Immersion. Highlights from that day: […]