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: July 2012
On Saturday morning at 0600 hrs I will be setting off with other members of the VIA to start a 1700 mile walk. This will take us from Cape Wrath to Lands End. Its one of many walks we do … Continue reading
Please follow link and see the article posted in the Soldier Magazine http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/0e2ecae9?page=1&p9706=2156#/0e2ecae9/10
Please have a listen, the final parts of the dive before I left bottom to make my way back to surface a Record Breaker. http://www.mixcloud.com/krystalradio/mark-coleman-world-record-dive/
The final chapter in the local paper. http://www.thurrockgazette.co.uk/news/9784487.Mark_breaks_underwater_record/