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Category : Deepest Saltwater Scuba Dive (female)

Jenny Lord Diver

18th September 2016

18th September 2016 Just under a year ago I sat in disbelief watching the news reports about Metrojet flight 9268 which had come down over the Sinai Peninsula. The weekend before I’d been at the dive show in Birmingham and I was just about to fly over to Florida for DEMA, the biggest dive trade show in the world. I was there for a reason, to talk to various potential sponsors about my upcoming record attempt for the deepest scuba […]

Jenny Lord Diver

Le ‘Tour de Dahab’

This morning I got up at 4.30am. This isn’t a normal thing for me, I like sleep, been a fan of it for years and you really don’t want to know me if I haven’t had my 8 hours. So what on earth possessed me to get up at a time that I’ve previously declared only exists in the pm? Simple: exercise. More specifically, exercising in August, in the Sinai Desert. The temperature at the moment is hitting around the […]

Jenny Lord diving with a rebreather.

No Bubbles, No Buoyancy and Doing ‘The Inverted Cockroach’

Many years ago when I was a newly qualified instructor I had the chance to do an ‘intro’ on a rebreather. A rebreather is type of breathing apparatus that recycles the air you breathe out. It essentially takes the exhaled air, removes the carbon dioxide, adds a bit of oxygen and lets you breathe it again, hence the name. They’re great bits of kit and I’d loved the idea of them for years. When I finally got chance to try […]

Jenny Lord Deep Dive

The Lure of the Deep, ‘Brave Pills’ and Why I Keep Looking Down

In my last blog I answered the question I’ve been most often asked since I announced my attempt to become the world’s deepest woman diver on open circuit SCUBA. I said that I’d come to several conclusions based on how the question was asked, so I thought I ought to explain another one and that’s the answer to “Why do I dive deep?” When I first learned technical diving I was an open water scuba instructor. Technical diving is basically […]

Jenny Lord planning the deepest female dive

So You’re Planning a World Record …… So What?

Since I announced my intent to attempt the record for the deepest female dive, a lot of people have asked me why I’m doing it. My initial, flippant, answer was simple and unsurprising “Because I can” That wasn’t enough for most people, and it made me realise, why AM I doing this dive? I thought the answer would be obvious to me, a simple motivation, but the more I thought, the less that seemed to be. Over the last few […]