Egyptian Diver To Attempt 400m World Record

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The ongoing battle to be the deepest diver on earth continues this March as Wael Omar from Egypt will be aiming to hit a depth of 400m.

Following the Guinness World Record dive undertaken by Ahmed Gabr in September 2014 of 332.4m, Wael will be aiming to regain the title, having previously held the record at 330m, although this was an unverified claim.

Related Article: Ahmed Gabr Sets New Deep Diving World Record – 332.4m

Following a dive medical, the dive will have a run time of approximately 28 hours and is scheduled for March 30th in Sharm El Sheikh, Red Sea, Egypt.

Another Egyptian diver, Walaa Hafez, set the Guinness World Record for the longest open saltwater scuba dive for 51 hours and 20 minutes off Egypt’s Red Sea resort of Hurghada in June 2015.

Related Article: 51 hours and 20 minutes Underwater breaks Guinness World Record in Egypt

We will keep you updated as more information becomes available.

 

Article Edited 24/02/2016 to specify that Wael’s claim to have held the deepest record before Ahmed Gabr was an actually an unverified record. We acknowledge that the previous record holder was Nuno Gomez.

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