Scuba diving

Leo Morales to Attempt Deep Diving World Record in 2016

In September of 2008 he was diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer, chondrosarcoma, which had already spread well into his right leg. This resulted in an amputation of his right leg, but unlike many, Leo Morales didn't give up the fight; instead he went scuba diving and found a purpose again. It wasn't easy though and, like in many cases, Leo felt depressed and although he had always had a passion for diving, his first dive wasn't much fun for him at all. But as an old saying goes, "time heals all wounds", Leo is now a living proof that only having one leg shouldn’t discourage anybody from following their passion.
14. 10. 2015

“This second dive was different. I could float weightless in the water and the loss of my leg was no longer a problem. I didn’t feel the weight of the world. I was free and had a purpose again. I found a place where I was no longer disabled,” Leo Morales states on his website.

For most people, being able to dive would be satisfying enough but not Leo. In December 2012, he set a new Guinness World Record for Deep Diving for people with disabilities by reaching a depth of 410 feet underwater in 13 minutes! When you start doing it, you keep on pushing. Leo has recently announced he plans a new world record attempt in 2016.His forthcoming world record attempt is scheduled for Dahab, Egypt in July next year. Fingers crossed Leo!

If you haven't heard of Leo before, check out below behind the scenes footage from Kurt Miller's documentary, "The Current" or check out his story on his website.

14. 10. 2015

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