The 37-year-old from Brackenfell will attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the longest open water scuba dive in cold water. The attempt will take place in Shark Alley at Miller’s Point, Simon’s Town, in August.
Campher’s official attempt is 48 hours as he plans to beat the previous record of 30 hours and 20 minutes set by Cem Karabay in Turkey last year.
Two of the main criteria for the record is that the water temperature should not exceed 15°C and the dive must exceed a depth of 5m.
Campher received his open water diver certificate in 2009, advanced open water diver certificate in 2012 and rescue certificate in 2018.