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In print – Freediving champion makes Long Island home for his business

William Trubridge, record-breaking freediver and focus of the Lifestyle feature in the new issue of The Bahamas Investor, first came to The Bahamas to dive in Dean's Blue Hole–the world's deepest. Once he had tried it, he decided to make Long Island his home, opening a dive academy with extended plans to launch a diving and yoga retreat on the sleepy southern Family Island. 

Monday, July 4, 2011
Monday, July 4, 2011

When it comes to his Long Island-based business, the phrase “taking the plunge” is doubly meaningful for world record-breaking freediver William Trubridge.

The New Zealander operates the Vertical Blue Apnea Academy on Long Island, with his wife Brittany, a yoga instructor. At present, the couple run freediving and yoga programmes from September to May each year from their home, but they have much bigger plans for the project.

“The basic idea is to create a single place where we can house and teach students,” says Trubridge. “It would be a venue for freediving courses, yoga courses and other disciplines that tie in with that philosophy.”

“Long Island is a beautiful place–it’s a little bit off the beaten track in The Bahamas, so it has preserved its identity. We get quite a few local people who come out when we dive. They come out to spectate and support me, which is great. We hope that in the future, we can give more back to the community.”

To read the full interview with record-breaking freediver William Trubridge pick up a copy of The Bahamas Investor. Order a free copy online by filling in your details in the box on the left. View the full issue online later this week.

The swelling ranks of high-net-worth individuals in the Latin American market are attracting the attention of financial services providers in The Bahamas. One of the top stories in the Investing section of the July issue of The Bahamas Investor looks at how proximity to the market, a wide range of services and unique products all make the offshore jurisdiction a front-runner in the race to manage this emerging wealth.

Central Bank has released its monthly report on economic and financial sector developments in The Bahamas. The Bank monitors these conditions as part of its monetary policy mandate, to assess whether money and credit trends are sustainable relative to levels of external reserves required to protect the value of the Bahamian dollar and, if not, the degree to which credit policies ought to be adjusted. Download the full report here.

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