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: May 2012
Please meet Kaz Smith. Last year Kaz and a few other ex Royal Engineers (Sappers) decided to plan an event called Sapperfest. The purpose of this evernt was to get as many Sappers as possible to meet up for a weekend and … Continue reading
I thought Id repost this again for you all to read to give you an understanding for my reasons behind the dive. VIA started in 2008 amid the growing concern of veterans who suffered after leaving the services due to … Continue reading
Many moons ago I used to do lots of work for a firm called Sea Lift Diving Ltd from Dover Kent. Run by a man called “Mo” (Nigel Morris). One year in Southampton I even chopped my finger off, oh the memories!! Well, Iv just … Continue reading
A huge thank you to Traser H3 Watches of Switzerland. They have supplied me with a new watch to wear throughout my attempt, which also goes down to 300 meters. As well as donating £500 to the fundraising. Many Thanks to all … Continue reading
Well It was back in the tank for me last night. The canopy had been taken off due to filming there that has started today. This was great as it let the natural light in to tank, so was good … Continue reading
Hi all. Just another little video of training on the 24/04/12. Training going well at the moment, off again shortly for another dive. Hope you like the video.