Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Worlds Deepest Dive (318.25m)

Friday 10 June 2005 Dahab, Egypt - Red Sea - 06:11

New depth record confirmed at 318.25m

Johannesburg: South African Scuba supremo Nuno Gomes is the world's deepest diver. On Friday, after 12 hours and 20 minutes in the Red Sea, Gomes surfaced with a new world record under his belt. Official measurements revealed that he had reached a depth
of 318.25m.

Gomes, a 52-year-old engineer, had reached a depth that was the equivalent of the length of the Eiffel Tower - including the aerial at the top.

Although Gomes had planned to go to 320m, his 318.25m plunge was still enough to beat the record of 313m, set by Mark Ellyatt in Thailand in 2003.

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