We are doing the Coniston Challenge on the 14th September and we need you.
The challenge is a run, canoe or walk based challenge for the Guide Dogs for The Blind, so we are diving. They have given us special dispensation to do it differently.
It will be based on 3 levels depending on how each diver feels.
The dive will last for 1 hour and we will reach a minimum depth of 18 meters. Each level will consist of an amount of time diving with a blacked out mask i.e. diving blind.
This is the hardest. The diver will be diving blind from start to finish of the dive.
The diver will spend about half of the dive blind e.g. they will ascend blind.
Each diver will spend at least 10 minutes blind.
- Each diver will have two normal masks with them as well as the all the normal kit.
- Each diver will be an experienced diver (minimum 100 dives), will have dived a similar environment previously and each diver will be comfortable diving in darkened conditions.
- Each diver will be accompanied by a buddy who will work with them during the time they are blind.
- We will have a practice session in the pool and at Capernwray.