Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Oldest Scuba Diver Record Claimed By 100-Year-Old

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Bill Lambert has broken the Guinness World Record for the oldest person to scuba dive.

The 100-year-old claimed the record after completing a 27-minute dive to a depth of 40ft/12m, at a local lake in the US state of Illinois.

The previous record was held by 96-year-old British diver Wallace Raymond Woolley, who dove to a depth of 140ft/42m in 2019 on the wreck of the SS Zenobia in Larnaca, Cyprus.

Interestingly, Lambert only learned to dive at 98 and took a trip to Cozumel, Mexico. He then dove again at the age of 99. However, in both cases, he did not submit a claim for a Guinness World Record.

Discussing what people should do about scuba diving, Lambert stated:

“[They] should try it. If they like it, pursue it.”

To qualify as a dive for the record, the diver must stay underwater for at least 20 minutes.

You can check out a video of the event below.

100-year-old scuba diver
Sam Helmy
Sam Helmyhttps://www.deeperblue.com
Sam Helmy is a TDI/SDI Instructor Trainer, and PADI Staff and Trimix Instructor. Diving for 28 years, a dive pro for 14, I have traveled extensively chasing my passion for diving. I am passionate about everything diving, with a keen interest in exploration, Sharks and big stuff, Photography and Decompression theory. Diving is definitely the one and only passion that has stayed with me my whole life! Sam is a Staff Writer for DeeperBlue.com

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