Got an interesting enquiry that I would like to run by the hive mind.
A client of ours has asked for us to build a WHALE costume, for a publicity stunt, that they want to have appear in the Thames river in London.
I am personally qualified to PADI advance open water level and have a lot of experience in operating costumes (though never underwater!) I have volunteered to get involved in operating this whale but feel we need a proper expert on board as my knowledge only goes so far.
Firstly, I would be interested in knowing what insights you might have into diving in the Thames. How doable is this project? Of course we are still at very early stages and donít know what the specs of this costume will be exactly yet Ė have assumed we will need to use DPVs and dry suits.
Secondly, do you have anyone who would be mad enough to get involved in such a project? If so, we could do with getting an estimated cost on this. Ideally just a rough idea on a daily fee for performance days, and another one for rehearsal/training days (which can take place in a pool environment or other body of water)
Looking forward to hearing any advice you may have. Anyone wishing to apply for the potential 'job' can contact me directly on firstname.lastname@example.org (yes, just .co)
Thanks in advance!