Divers prepare for Atlantic crossing in a rowing boat

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Author: Pat
16th July 2020

Flo and Hannah set to row the Atlantic ocean

Lockdown has been an endurance test for many, and now three female divers have signed up to spend another 45 days together.

If all goes to plan keen divers Flo, Hannah and Georgie will be jostling for space – but this time in a rowing boat across the Atlantic.

Dive travel specialists Emperor Divers have thrown their support behind the girls.

Their three-woman team called ‘Atlantic Antics’ plans to row from the Canary Islands to Antigua in 45 days, which would be significantly quicker than the usual 60 it takes. They also plan to be the youngest and fastest three women ever to row the Atlantic.

Training is currently underway for the gruelling slog known as the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge, and they hope to depart on 12th December 2020.

Vessel of choice is a new R45 Elite boat named ‘Dolly Parton’, although they’ll be pulling on oars much longer than 9 to 5 daily we’d imagine.

Flo says: “Our aim is to row across the Atlantic in under 45 days, although, just like diving, this will be very much weather-permitting!”

The dive-rowing team are raising money for charity. You can donate and follow their progress here: www.atlanticantics2020.com/mission.

Good luck, girls!

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