Christopher Lemons is a highly specialised deep sea saturation diver – which involves living in a decompression chamber for up to 28 days at a time, travelling daily to the sea-bed in a diving bell, and working 900 feet below the surface for up to 6 hours.
With over a decade of working in high-pressure environments, requiring both individual and team performance, Christopher Lemons has continually demonstrated remarkable resilience in many scenarios. A pinnacle moment of resilience occurred in September of 2012, when the vessel he was working under failed, leaving him on the sea-bed, 300 feet under water, with no oxygen, light or heat for over 40 minutes.
Lemons discusses his remarkable survival and how it continues to perplex doctors to this day. The popular Netflix/BBC documentary, “Last Breath”, uses the raw footage from this accident, moving audiences globally.
During this interview, he shares some of the many lessons he has taken from that day, along with the value his message can offer others. He describes the teamwork and courage demonstrated through this journey. Lemons – who lives to tell the tale – inspires others through his valuable insights… while continuing to dive.
- 00:16 – Who are you and what do you do?
- 01:26 – Your documentary on Netflix, “Last Breath”, uses the raw footage of that experience. What inspired you to make this film and what do you hope it inspires in others?
- 02:44 – Your survival story continues to baffle scientists. What do you attribute your survival to?
- 05:31 – You continue to dive today. How were you able to do that after such a traumatic event?
- 08:17 – What do you hope people take away from your story?