Urban water Odyssey 2018
“There’s so much to do… we must never stop trying”
Water Life Community
Odyssée Urbaine Aquatique 2018…
- A unique dive
- Two scientific missions
- A dive study
- A commitment toward the St Lawrence river
- A unique human adventure
- An extreme expedition 20 minutes from downtown
A technological, physical and psychological challenge
What we did in 2017
Monday august 14th, Nath Lasselin achieve a unique dive. 21,1km underwater in a single dive of 6 hours. Thanks to the support team and partners.
- A half marathon dive in the St Lawrence river
- 21,1 km
- 6 hours
The average dive of a recreational diver is 45 minutes in warm and clear water, swimming a couple of 100 meters. Nathalie is diving on a single dive in low visibility the waters of the St Lawrence river ending the dive a couple of kilometers after the Parc du bout de l’île, on the east coast of Montreal.
As I dive in those low viz waters, I know in need to focus on the coming next step in order to succeed
I realized, it is the same thing to regain the quality of the water in the St Lawrence river.
A unique dive never attempted before.
From Cap sur Mer to the east side of Île à l’aigle.
The st Lawrence river is one of the biggest intake of tap / drinkable water for Montreal, it is also where we get rid of all our waste water once treated. What do we really know about that body of water. What kind of species, how rich and fragile it is? This is what Nathalie is going to figure out by diving in a single dive with the current that amazing river she loves so much.
A venture on a human scale for the simple purpose of freshwater preservation.