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: April 2012
Well, meet Joe Clapson who is the Assistant Editor at Soldier Magazine. I’ve just got off the phone with Joe and he is interested in the dive and will be running an article about it that will come out in the … Continue reading
Well, what can I say except another awesome day at Twickenham for the Army vs Navy game. It was a long wet day, however well worth it, as it is every year. I spent the day walking around in my … Continue reading
A small video of yesterdays diving.
Well, I started my First Of Many Long Dives in preparation for my world record attempt yesterday. I spent 5 hours in the tank and whilst in there had a change over of cylinders, so with all going well and according … Continue reading
Have just spoke to Chris from Submarine Manufacturing & Products Ltd and its all good news. They will be supplying me with a Kirby Morgan 17b diving helmet, and various hoses and attachments so I can use it for my night time stints of 8 … Continue reading
I have also received confirmation today from the company JM Loveridge of Andover Hants, that I made contact with yesterday that they will supply me with tubs of wool fat, ie Ahnydrous Lanolin. This will be used to rub into … Continue reading