Seconds, minutes and hours pass unbelievably slowly when you’re submerged up to your neck in the sea wearing only a wetsuit, with no boat, waiting either to die or be rescued. It has been more than ten years since Rob Hewitt was caught in a rip and separated from his friends while diving. He survived alone in the ocean for four days before he was found. If Rob’s life and career was at a crossroads on the day he set out for that dive, it’s fair to say his purpose is much clearer now.
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