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: November 2011
Well back in the paper again from last weeks BFBS Pool Party Article is in The Echo, although some of it is slightly wrong, not to worry as the coverage about dive is still out there which is what I … Continue reading
Well I made it on the BFBS News. Please click to have a look at the interview. BFBS Interview
Had a great day yesterday at the BFBS Pool Party World Record Attempt. I was invited along by Richard Hatch, a presenter for the radio station. He was going to attempt to break the World Record for the Longest Radio … Continue reading
Well another dive completed for me and Chantals first dive. Took Chantal with me this time for her first dive, and she was great !! Took a few attempts to get to bottom due to her ears but made it … Continue reading
On Thursday 24th I will be attending the BFBS Pool Party. (British Forces Broadcasting Service) They will be attempting to break the World Record for the longest broadcast underwater. I have been invited along by Richard Hatch to do a live … Continue reading
Over the last few weeks I have been out and about asking local businesses if they would be so kind as to put a poster and a VIA penny pot in their shops and support me and the dive next year. … Continue reading