VENUE: The Diving Museum, Stokes Bay Road, Gosport, PO12 2QU
EVENT: Illustrated evening talk
SEATS: Seating is limited 30 maximum
TICKETS: Please note: we do not issue tickets. You will receive a confirmation email which can be presented at the Museum reception desk in lieu of tickets.
There is a pay-and-display carpark beside the museum. Parking is free after 6pm.
There is no toilet in the museum but public toilets are immediately adjacent.
As an earth-covered Battery, the museum can be cool in the evenings. Warm clothing is advisable. We will also supply blankets and heaters if required.
There is a small flight of 6 steps down into the museum. If you need assistance on the stairs, our volunteers will be happy to help.
“How many are you?”
The now famous exchange when two British cave divers surfaced into the chamber where 12 boys and their football coach had been entombed for 9 days after rising water levels trapped them inside the Tham Luang Cave in Northern Thailand.
All 13 young men were successfully rescued but tragically, two men lost their lives: one during the rescue attempt and another 19 months later due to a lung infection contracted during the rescue. To undertake a rescue under such dangerous conditions takes courage, meticulous planning, care and organisation.
Connor Roe, our speaker, was one of the team of British cave divers who went to Thailand to participate in the rescue. His first hand account of the rescue mission gives a privileged insight into the conditions the rescuers had to work in under increasingly shortening time constraints. There was ‘No room for error’.
This is the second time Connor will be giving his talk at the Museum. The first occasion, last year, sold out early and he has kindly agreed to return and deliver his talk again.
The museum can accommodate only 60 people. If you do not want to miss out on his talk this year, please book early.