One hundred seventy-three Italian scuba divers recently broke the Guinness World Record for the longest underwater human chain.

RAID’s Italian office organized the event, which took place off the shore of Elba Island west of Italy.

Using standard scuba diving gear, the divers followed marked buoys and rope in the water, after which they submerged themselves holding hands for one minute.

The previous record of 110 divers was set off the coast of the French island of Reunion in the Indian Ocean in 2013.

A RAID Italia spokesperson said:

“We want to do it because we want to show how wonderful is scuba diving and we also want to demonstrate that scuba diving is able to join all the people in the world.”

For more info, check out the Guinness video below.

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