Friday, April 23, 2021

Scuba Diver Claims To Set New, 145-Hour Underwater World Record


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
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John Liang
John Liang is the News Editor at 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.


  1. Hi, why is that people who only took up diving recently like to claim world records?
    Some one called Godfrey Bathurst was way over this in Australia in about 1970
    Even then, there were protest that there were earlier claims
    Les Graham. Long time diver. certified in 1958. Previous owner and instructor of Terrigal Dive Centre. 1968 – 2016 and still diving


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