My World Record Dive Bid
I used to be a lot of things: A Royal Engineer and a commercial diver. I served in the Gulf War. I was a go-getting-nothing-bothers-me sort of guy. But not so much these days.
Two tragedies, including the death of a friend in a diving accident, as well as the loss of my sister, post-traumatic stress disorder and a charge for assault have left me less confident and more prone to anxiety and low self-esteem.
Thanks to the charity Veterans In Action I am getting back on my feet and turning my life around. The help people like me who are suffering with PTSD.
Next year I plan to take on a World record-breaking attempt that I never imagined I'd dare to do. I haven't dived since my friend died in that accident. So I am planning to face my biggest fear and attempt to break the long-standing record of 100 hours under water.
100 hours is 4 days and 4 hours. I want to aim for 5 days underwater.
This is going to be a huge challenge. Please sponsor my bid and give generously to a charity that has saved many lives.
Monthly Archives: October 2011
Well had my live interview with Dave Monk today. Was made to feel very welcome at the studio and felt at ease giving the interview. Interview with Dave Monk. Please follow the link to hear the interview, although it … Continue reading
Many veterans can find the transition to civilian life difficult; • Some may be suffering from physical, and mental health problems during their military service , including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder(PTSD), • They can find difficulty accessing local services and … Continue reading
VIA started in 2008 amid the growing concern of veterans who suffered after leaving the services due to illnesses such as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, depression or veterans who found the transition to civilian life difficult. VIA looked into past conflicts … Continue reading
Well I’m in the Romford recorder tomorrow. They have a slight fact wrong though which I must admit has had me doubled up with laughter with my daughter Chantal. The article states that I will only be doing a 5 hour dive. … Continue reading
Well I had my first radio interview today. Was with Time FM 107.5 in Romford Essex Please follow link for the small article on their web site. Time FM Many Thanks Time FM.
Well I was asked if I was a tweeter by friend and and ex Sapper Phil Caloe, the answer was no, however I am now. This is Carolyn Hennesy, Emmy Award Winner for day time television. She is now following me … Continue reading
Hi everyone, only a quick note. This was the other article that came out in another local newspaper in my area. Follow link to have a read. Marks Got That Sinking Feeling