Dos Ojos

World record in cave diving

  • 9.10.2009
  • Distance: 17 km
  • Depth: 72 m
  • Time: 9:58 h

Leszek Czarnecki

Leszek Czarnecki

Leszek Czarnecki, Chairman of the Supervisory Boards of Getin Holding S.A. and Getin Noble Bank S.A. Main shareholder of 6 companies listed on the WSE. He built European Leasing Fund from the scratch, later he created Getin Noble Bank, nowadays the biggest Polish private bank, as well as Getin Holding – the financial group. He was awarded by several business organisations, Polish and foreign media. “The Financial Times” recognised him as one of the emerging stars of European business, and he was the only Pole on the list. “The Wall Street Journal” awarded him as one of the best managers in Central Europe. He is an author of two books: „Simply business” and „Risk in banking. A post-crisis perspective”

Leszek Czarnecki was one of the youngest diving instructors in Poland. He became an instructor at the age of 22 in the 80ties. His first company was TAN – commercial diving company. He holds two records in cave diving: world and Polish one. In September 2003 he dived down to 194 meters in Bushamnsgate cave in South Africa. This is his Polish record in the deepest cave dive. In 2009 he broke his personal and the world record in the longest cave dive - 17 km in the system of Dos Ojos caves on the Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico.

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