Your Last Breath - Reasoning with life and death at the bottom of the North Sea.
Chris is available for keynote addresses and other public speaking engagements.
He is happy to tailor his address to align with your specific theme or requirements, which may include focusing on the safety aspect and lessons learned from the accident, the human and emotional elements involved, or a more generic oversight of the offshore and saturation diving world.
Chris can offer you an insight into the relatively unknown world of Saturation Diving, where those involved spend weeks on end confined to a compression chamber, whilst being lowered each day in a diving bell to the murky depths of the ocean floor to do their work.
He will also talk you through the lead up to that fateful day in 2012 and give you a very personal account of his thoughts and actions when he was left stranded 300 feet down in the icy darkness with no heat, no light and only 5 minutes of gas left to breathe, with his rescuers over 40 minutes away from being able to get to him.
Chris offers an acute, honest and emotional testimony of what goes through ones mind when seemingly counting down the minutes to death, and how surprising and revealing ones response to such a situation can be.
He also tentatively explores how staring death in the face can focus ones mind on life, as well as force you to contemplate the very finite nature of our time here on earth. Chris also discusses the practical and physiological reasons which may have contributed to his miraculous survival.
He moves beyond the miracle and communicates how teamwork, preparation, training, procedures, drills and practice played a huge role in his recovery and survival, and how the nature of how these are implemented can benefit your sphere of work or life.
Chris is also delighted to engage in question and answer sessions on any of the subjects related above.
Previous engagements have included speaking for HSBC, Shell UK, BioMarin, The Royal Geographical Society, at Offshore Europe on behalf of Exon Mobil, for BP in Aberdeeen, at the National Hyperbaric Conference in London, for Bibby Offshore in Aberdeen, at the Royal Society of Medicine in London, and at the Titan Summit in Toronto