Courtesy of Sally Minty-Gravett, MBE and Laura Gutiérrez Díaz, Strait of Gibraltar, Spain – Morocco.

19-year-old Prabhat Koli is just one channel swim away from completing the Oceans Seven.

He completed a tandem swim across the Strait of Gibraltar from Spain to Morocco in 4 hours 25 minutes together with Nathan Payas from Gibraltar, Ravi Sandesh from Mumbai, and Jenny Fitzgerald from Jersey.

Koli explains, “Finally the Strait of Gibraltar is done; [it is] ticked off from my Oceans Seven list. This swim isn’t that easy [compared to what] I heard or even imagined. The cold water with some cold patches, the currents, the choppy waves makes this swim pretty hard to complete.

It is said that every challenge in Oceans Seven challenge is its own speciality.

I really enjoyed every bit of the swim. Now, the last one [Cook Strait] remains in New Zealand.


Sally Minty-Gravett, MBE, Laura Gutiérrez Díaz, Payas and his family, Douglas Clydesdale Comstock, and Deborah Vine supported the four-person tandem crossing.

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