We’re getting reports in that Chen Chao, a Chinese competitive freediver has been missing for 5 days in Palau after disappearing on a spearfishing trip.

Chao, a well-known Freediver in the Chinese competitive circuit, was an experienced freediver with a PB of 105m in Constant Weight (CWT).

He was last seen at the Dog Reef which is located in Ngereemeungi at 14:30 on 19th November 2018.  He was wearing a 3mm blue spearfishing wetsuit and 3kg of weight.

Volunteers and the Palau National Marine Department are searching the area with 5 boats and a helicopter performing searches along with Scuba Divers underwater.

A weight belt and speargun were recovered on 21st November but authorities are unclear if these are Chao’s.

Any volunteers interested in helping out should contact the Palau National Marine Department.

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Stephan Whelan
Stephan is the Founder of DeeperBlue.com. His passion for the underwater world started at 8 years-old with a try-dive in a hotel pool on holiday that soon formulated into a passion he pursued in all his spare time. In 1996 his passion for the underwater world led him to setup DeeperBlue.com. When he gets time he enjoys both Freediving and Scuba Diving when not traveling for work or enjoying time with his family in London.

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