28 Mar 2017

Fathom Ep 3 – Qualified by experience

From Fathom, 11:30 am on 28 March 2017

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.

Rob Hewitt, centre, the day after his sea ordeal ended on February 8, 2006, pictured with fiancee Rangi Ngatai and brother Norm Hewitt.

Rob Hewitt, centre, the day after his sea ordeal ended on February 8, 2006, pictured with fiancee Rangi Ngatai and brother Norm Hewitt. Photo: Fairfax Media NZ / Dominion Post

Cover photo credit: Fairfax Media NZ / Dominion Post

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