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Visit the event webpage for the winner announcement with personal comments from William Winram and DeeperBlue!
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V

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VERTICAL

As a freediver, do you have an inspirational story to tell?

Co-hosted by William Winram

Jun 6 – Jul 16, 2017

V

FOR

VERTICAL

As a freediver, do you have an inspirational story to tell?

Co-hosted by William Winram

Jun 6 – Jul 16, 2017

More than just a sport, freediving is also a profound experience and journey into oneself

Needless to say, freedivers have some of the most inspirational stories to tell

Tell us your own story in Deepblu community to win!

Co-hosted by Deepblu Brand Ambassador
William Winram

And supported by diver network
Deeperblue

“Hello everyone,

 

I wanted to reach out and thank you all for posting your stories, photos and videos to the V for Vertical contest.  It has been wonderful to read about what inspired some of you to freedive, what you love, the challenges you have faced and the triumphs and personal victories that have come through these experiences. It is made all the more interesting because your stories revolve around a sport that I love so much and that has given me so many wonderful stories to tell.

 

Thank you all for sharing yours, for sharing some of your hardships and triumphs and the beauty you have found below the sea on a single breath of air.

 

All the very best and safe dives!” –    William Winram

“We were thoroughly impressed by the quality and number of entries to the V for Vertical competition.  From poems through to inspiring college entrance essays we read them all and truly had a hard time choosing the top story.  Congrats to all who entered and especially to the winners!”

 

 –    DeeperBlue

Winners

1. The Storyteller

Victor Legros

“He really grabbed my attention with his writing and description of what is a very simple dive (personal best for him) in very cold waters…I enjoyed reading it.”

2. The Zen Buddhist

Ally Marii

“Tough life growing up but she really has turned things around.”

3. The Adventurer

Leon Evangelistis

“Simple and clean with a simple introduction and easy to follow”

4. The Lotus

Elisabeth Niederman

“Simple and pleasant, to the point and captures some of the essence of the sport.”

5. The Shakespeare

Kabir Parker

6. The Pundit

Sarah Jane Russell

7. The Cupid

Ally Marii

How it Works

Sign up or Log in to Deepblu

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Go to the Community section, Join the Freediver lounge group

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Tell us your freediving story and don’t forget to add photos and/or video

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Post under the topic V for Vertical upon submission

Sign up or Log in to Deepblu

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Go to the Community section, Join the Freediver lounge group

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Tell us your freediving story and don’t forget to add photos and/or video

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Post under the topic V for Vertical upon submission

Awards

The judges will select 7 winners for amazing prizes.

1. The Storyteller

The best story out there

2. The Zen Buddhist

The most inspirational story

3. The Adventurer

The post with the greatest wow-factor

4. The Lotus

The story that illustrates the peaceful side of freediving

5. The Shakespeare

The best-written story

6. The Pundit

A randomly selected comment

7. The Cupid

The story that receives most likes

The 1st–4th winners will be selected by Deepblu Brand Ambassador William Winram
The 5th winner will be selected by DeeperBlue
The 6th winner will be selected randomly among all comments
The 7th winner will be selected by you (like to vote)

Awards

The judges will select 7 winners for amazing prizes.

1. The Storyteller

The best story out there

 

2. The Zen Buddhist

The most inspirational story

 

3. The Adventurer

The post with the greatest wow-factor

 

4. The Lotus

The story that illustrates the peaceful side of freediving

 

5. The Shakespeare

The best-written story

 

6. The Pundit

A randomly selected comment

 

7. The Cupid

The story that receives most likes

The 1st–4th winners will be selected by Deepblu Brand Ambassador William Winram
The 5th winner will be selected by DeeperBlue
The 6th winner will be selected randomly among all comments
The 7th winner will be selected by you (like to vote)

Prizes

The Storyteller will receive a COSMIQ Dive Computer, a Freediving mask and Long Fins from V.Dive Vertical (worth $600 USD).

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Products Details

The V.Dive Vertical Fiberglass fins, with their high-quality soft rubber foot pockets, are designed purposely for spearfishing and freediving. The 17-degree angle and the slender, 58 cm-long flexible fins made of premium camouflage fiberglass are both designed to boost performance and efficiency.

(Retail Price: $230 USD)

This low-volume UV mirrored-lens dive mask is designed with only freedivers and spearfishers in mind. The top-grade silicone dot mask skirt guarantees a comfortable fit for any face shape and makes equalizing painless.

(Retail Price: $70 USD)

The other winners will receive Freediving Fins and a Weight Belt from V.Dive Vertical (worth $190 USD)

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Products Details

The V.Dive Vertical Long Fins with rubber footpocket have flexible blades that improve comfort, technique and efficiency. Their modern look appeals to all who live the freediving lifestyle.

(Retail Price: $135 USD)

Winners can pick a color while supplies remain.

This 1.5 m Weight Belt is manufactured with high-quality soft rubber with a perfect amount of stretch, and comes with a copper quick-release buckle to allow instinctive and rapid release.

(Retail Price: $55 USD)

Winners can pick a color while supplies remain.

About V.Dive Vertical Diving Gear

V.Dive Vertical is dedicated to designing high-quality diving gear with a modern touch.

Prizes

The Storyteller will receive a COSMIQ Dive Computer, a Freediving mask and Long Fins from V.Dive Vertical (worth $600 USD).

F918CB
Product Details

The V.Dive Vertical Fiberglass fins, with their high-quality soft rubber foot pockets, are designed purposely for spearfishing and freediving. The 17-degree angle and the slender, 58 cm-long flexible fins made of premium camouflage fiberglass are both designed to boost performance and efficiency.

(Retail Price: $230 USD)

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Product Details

This low-volume UV mirrored-lens dive mask is designed with only freedivers and spearfishers in mind. The top-grade silicone dot mask skirt guarantees a comfortable fit for any face shape and makes equalizing painless.

(Retail Price: $70 USD)

The other winners will receive Freediving Fins and a Weight Belt from V.Dive Vertical (worth $190 USD)

F998W
Product Details

The V.Dive Vertical Long Fins with rubber footpocket have flexible blades that improve comfort, technique and efficiency. Their modern look appeals to all who live the freediving lifestyle.

(Retail Price: $135 USD)

Winners can pick a color while supplies remain.
VF-R02PPK_cover
Product Details

This 1.5 m Weight Belt is manufactured with high-quality soft rubber with a perfect amount of stretch, and comes with a copper quick-release buckle to allow instinctive and rapid release.

(Retail Price: $55 USD)

Winners can pick a color while supplies remain.

About V.Dive Vertical Diving Gear

V.Dive Vertical is dedicated to designing high-quality diving gear with a modern touch.

Contest Schedule

▪ Launch: Jun 6th, 2017

▪ End: July 9th, 2017

▪ Winner Announcement: July 12th, 2017

Due to popular demand, we are extending the V for Vertical contest to July 16th. Winner Announcement:  July 19th, 2017

Judges

William Winram is a world-record-holding freediver, conservationist and founder of The Watermen Project. Winram discovered competitive freediving as a sport in 2005 and quickly rose through the ranks, winning several medals at the World Championships and setting countless records in nearly all disciplines. A natural born ocean explorer, in 2007 he became the first man to swim the Arch of Dahab’s blue hole, without fins, on one breath of air.

DeeperBlue.com is one of the premier online destinations for divers. Unlike other sites out there, DeeperBlue provides amazing content and a strong community around several key diving topics—Freediving, Scuba Diving, Spearfishing, and Diving Travel.

Contest Rules

  • By submitting photos or videos to the Deepblu V for Vertical contest, you confirm that:
  1. You alone are the owner of the material submitted and it they are your original products
  2. You will be solely responsible for any claim made by any third party with regard to your entry and for indemnifying Deepblu, Inc. irrespective of all royalties, fees, and any other monies owing to any person or entity by reason of your breaching any of the above.
  • The winner will be announced via the Deepblu Featured Page, Facebook and notified via email.
  • Deepblu, Inc. reserves the right to disqualify any entry that does not comply with any of the above.