A job to dive for

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 13 May, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 13 May, 2012, 12:00am

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A consolation prize may await some of the adventure seekers who lost out to Briton Ben Southall in the 2009 race for the 'best job in the world', a six-month stint taking care of Australia's Great Barrier Reef islands for Tourism Queensland.

Under a project titled 'The French Job', Swiss watchmaker Maurice Lacroix is looking for a team of four bloggers and four support staff to cover Sebastien Murat's free-diving world record attempt on the Cote d'Azur next month.

Murat is an Australian freediver known as the 'human sub', and will be aiming to break the world freediving record of 703 feet below sea level without the use of scuba gear or other devices.

Bloggers to report on the mission in English, German, Russian and Chinese are being sought, along with a video blogger, Wordpress expert, personal assistant and pool boy. To qualify, applicants must be at least 20 years old and hold a valid passport. To win, they must accrue the most online votes.

The winners will be flown to France for a two-week stay - from June 2 to 16 - at a villa in Juan-les-Pins, southeastern France. They will also receive a Pontos S watch.

The deadline for entries and voting is May 20 and the winners will be announced on May 23. For more details, visit www.the-french-job.com or www.facebook.com/mauricelacroixwatches.