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Turkish Man Breaks Record for Longest Scuba Dive
By Joseph Tepper, July 30, 2016 @ 06:28 PM (EST)
Source: Daily Sabah

Did you do anything fun in the last week? How about going on a single scuba diving—for the entire week.

A Turkish man has set the world record for longest dive in an open saltwater environment after spending six days underwater off the coast of Cyprus. Cem Karabay shattered the record for longest dive in a saltwater environment to honor the anniversary of the 1983 Cyprus Invasion.

What do you do for a 120-plus hour dive? As it turns out Karabay was able to eat and drink underwater. And he even passed the time by playing soccer and chess.

Karabay had previously set records in 2009, 2011, and 2015. The final of those records upped the time underwater to three full days. He nearly doubled that in this last effort, which spanned July 14-20.

But Karabay will still have a ways to go to catch up to his record for longest dive in a controlled, pool environment—that’s 192 hours long.

 

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