A group of 182 divers recently broke the Guinness World Record for the longest underwater human chain off the coast of Thailand.

Members of the India-based Chrysalis Entrepreneur Forum took part in the event, which was planned by Indian dive company Absolute Scuba and took place on December 27, 2016 at the Koh Tao Coral Grand Resort in Thailand. The human chain was 140 meters/459 feet long.

According to Suneet Jain, one of the participants, the record was previously held by 173 Italian divers. Furthermore, he told DeeperBlue.com:

“Remarkably, the team included more than 30 non-swimmers, several first-time scuba divers and all age groups from 8-year-olds to 58-year-olds. They collectively overcame several challenges including recruiting and training over 200 participants, scouting for a suitable location internationally and organizing a large-scale scuba diving event in a foreign country. Unfamiliar with saltwater, the team failed their practice attempt the previous day after six months of planning.

“Overnight, they dropped and replaced several divers and created a winning dive plan to set this spectacular record, demonstrating their belief that ‘Impossible is nothing!’

“The overarching goal of this event was to inspire ordinary people to extraordinary accomplishments.”

For more info about the record, watch the video below or check out the Guinness website at guinnessworldrecords.com.

Divers Break Guinness World Record For Longest Underwater Human Chain
182 Divers Broke the Guinness World Record For the Longest Underwater Human Chain

John Liang

John Liang is the News Editor at DeeperBlue.com. He first got the diving bug while in High School in Cairo, Egypt, where he earned his PADI Open Water Diver certification in the Red Sea off the Sinai Peninsula. Since then, John has dived in a volcanic lake in Guatemala, among white-tipped sharks off the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, and other places including a pool in Las Vegas helping to break the world record for the largest underwater press conference.

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