Scuba diver spends two days underwater for world record

An English man has just set a new scuba diving world record in Indonesia after over two days under water.  Thirty-two-year-old Will Goodman spent 48 hours, nine minutes and 17 seconds on the seabed off the coast of Indonesian island Lombok, last week.  According to news reports, he passed the time underwater inside a metal cage and had fresh oxygen supplied to him by a support crew, who doubled as a comedy act to keep his spirits up.

The adventurous diver has apparently wanted to break scuba diving records ever since he set his first one in 2005.   This is the third time that he has set the record for longest scuba dive, and it is set to be the first one recognised by Guiness World Records. His latest successful attempt for the longest open saltwater scuba dive took place between January 7 and January 9. 

In 2005 Mr. Goodman succeeded in staying under water for 24 hours and one second, and later broke his record in 2008 by achieving 33 hours.

His record dive may be seen on youtube.

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