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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Awesome Freediving Video from Dean's Blue Hole

Blue holes are one of The Bahamas’ most distinctive features - hundreds of them are scattered across the islands, and they are either landlocked or on the ocean floor. 

The Bahamas Out Island of Andros has over 170 on land, and 50 in the ocean, and blue holes can also be found in The Abacos and Cat Island. 


I have always been amazed by free divers ability to hold their breath while diving to extreme depths. While snorkeling and swimming at Dean's Blue Hole I was very conscious of the 600 foot drop, and did not venture too far out. 


Dean's Blue Hole - Long Island, Bahamas 
(Wes C Skiles/National Geographic Stock)

Dean’s Blue Hole is the world’s deepest blue hole on record, plunging to over 600 feet. The excellent visibility (49 - 98 feet) year round) and the lack of strong currents make Dean’s Blue Hole an easily accessible shore dive. 

World Champion freediver Guillaume Nery base jumping at Dean's Blue Hole, filmed on breath hold by Julie Gautier

 

I discovered the base jumping video via Dive Magazine - Check out the top dives in the Bahamas 

Happy Travels,
Linda


Related Posts

Day at the World's Deepest Blue Hole 

Also check out amazing photo's of Blues Holes of the Bahamas via BBC Travel