This Sunday 26th July, intrepid diver Mike Wells will attempt to freedive through Fish Rock Cave, Australia's longest ocean cave, on a single breath.
Mike is attempting this dive as both a long held ambition and as a way of raising funds for our precious ocean wildlife. Mike is calling for public pledges for his dive, and is generously offering all funds to the Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS), Australia's only charity dedicated exclusively to protecting life in the sea.
AMCS campaigns to protect places such as Fish Rock Cave, a critical habitat of the endangered grey nurse shark. With as little as 300-500 individual grey nurse sharks off the east coast of Australia, this shark is one of Australia's most critically endangered marine species. Sometimes called the 'labradors of the sea', grey nurse sharks are large docile creatures that are much loved by divers. However, due to decades of targetted hunting, these majestic creatures are in real danger of extinction.
Mike has performed many scuba dives through Fish Rock Cave and has trained for many years at freediving to reach a level of mental and physical confidence to attempt this challenging swim.
Safety will be a high priority, with safety scuba divers stationed along the way.
The freedive will be documented on video and stills cameras strategically placed throughout the cave, with all pledge participants receiving a screen credit for their support on the final video master of the Freedive.
For more details of the dive and to speak to Mike Wells, contact him on mob: 0409 906 068 or ph: 02 4966 4900.
To make a pledge or donation to AMCS in support of this extraordinary event, donate through our secure online form on our website or freecall 1800 066 299. Good luck Mike!!!