The current record is 100 hrs (4 days and 4 hrs). Held by Ronny Frimann (Norway) set in 2007
I intend to break that and stay in for 5 days plus depending on my health. I have already attempted the dive in 2012. I broke the record managing to stay in for 4 days 4 hours and 22 mins. I was pulled out due to health concerns by my surface team.
However due to certain evidence not being available it became an unofficial word record. With this in mind I have decided to attempt it yet again. Some are calling me crazy, however I like a challenge, so with that said I will be leaving surface at 1000 hrs Sunday 18 June 2017 exactly 5 years to the day to start my attempt yet again.
For the duration of the dive I will be using SCUBA gear, nothing can be attached to me that goes back to the surface, so cylinder changes will take place underwater. As experienced in my last attempt this increasingly becomes difficult due to becoming very tired and weak with my hands becoming very painful due to the water saturation. So i will have safety divers in with me again to help with this process.
This is going to test me yet again and I look forward to all of your support that I had in 2012 which kept me going whilst I was underwater with all of your radio messages being played to me down there, people coming to see me at the studio, the support was great. Many thanks and I hope to see you there again.