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William is a 15-times world record holder and two-time World Champion in freediving, and is also an Apnea Academy Instructor and AIDA Instructor Trainer.
Brian has been involved with Vertical Blue since 2010, and is responsible for coordinating all safety and on-site logistics during VB events. A consummate freediver himself, Brian teaches AIDA courses - for more info visit www.brianpucella.com.
Igor is a master of capturing freediving images from creative angles and at staggering depths. Many of the images on this site came from his camera, and you can see more at his website www.apnea.ch.
An ex-navy diver, Brian is one of the top cave divers in the world, having set numerous records for distance in cave systems in the Bahamas.
Paul has mapped miles of caves in Florida's deep and cold springs. He is part of the deep technical diving crew during Vertical Blue record attempts.
Charlie is a scuba diver, freediver and resident of Long Island who often trains with the team in Dean's Blue Hole. For those interested in buying a piece of the world's greatest freediving island visit his website at www.bahamasbestrealestate.com.
A technological wizard, Kris Newman has a lifetime of experience working on film sets with James Cameron, and has designed and built much of the systems used during Vertical Blue events.