Craig Challen

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Craig Challen SC OAM is an Australian technical diver and cave explorer. He was the recipient of the Oztek 2009 Diver of the Year award for his services to caving.[1][2]

A veterinary surgeon by profession, Challen has made notable dives in Cocklebiddy Cave and Pearse Resurgence.[3] In 2010 he made a record setting 194 metre dive whilst caving in New Zealand.[4] In 2018 he was involved in a cave rescue operation in Thailand to evacuate 12 children and an adult from the flooded Tham Luang Cave system. [5]

On 24 July 2018, Challen was awarded the Star of Courage (SC) and Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) by the Governor-General of Australia for his role in the Tham Luang cave rescue.[6]

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  1. ^ http://tecrec.wordpress.com/2010/11/page/2/
  2. ^ http://www.wadivers.com.au/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=2223
  3. ^ http://www.cavediving.net.au/index.php/divers/96-craig-challen
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 25 August 2011. Retrieved 24 March 2011.
  5. ^ https://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/world/thai-cave-rescue-julie-bishop-hints-at-formal-recognition-for-richard-harris-australian-team/news-story/901aabec9626e71ac18cab1c3d357e5e
  6. ^ "Australian Honours" (PDF). Government Notices Gazette. Canberra: Commonwealth of Australia. 24 July 2018. ISSN 0819-7105. Retrieved 25 July 2018.

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