A scuba diver from Egypt is claiming he set a new record for the world’s longest dive by staying submerged for 145 and a half hours.
According to news reports, Saddam Al-Kilany was monitored by a team of medical specialists the entire time he was underwater off the Red Sea resort of Dahab.
Al-Kilany will be submitting the video of his dive as well as other data to Guinness World Records.
If certified, Al-Kilany’s feat would surpass the record of 142 hours and 42 minutes set in 2016 by Turkish diver Gem Karabay.
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Posted by The Longest Dive In History on Wednesday, November 11, 2020