Thursday, September 02, 2010

Bulgarian Claims World Record for Longest Salt Water Scuba Dive

The man spent over two days underwater.

Ivan Zhelezarov, a 27-year-old diving instructor, has broken the world record for the longest scuba dive underwater by spending 50 hours submerged, a media statement said on August 29 2010.

The record holder is the UK’s Will Goodman, who spent 48 hours, nine minutes and 17 seconds.

Zhelezarov started his attempt on August 27 at 1.45pm, diving eight metres into the sea near Kiten on Bulgaria’s Black Sea coast, and stayed underwater – even though conditions were at times "severe", the media statement said – before emerging at 4pm on August 29.

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