This summer, on the 26th of July 2011, divers from all over the world will attempt to break the world record in carrying out the largest collective dive ever! This will take place, in Hurghada, in the Red Sea, Egypt.
The “Egypt Scuba Challenge” wants to break the current record of 2,486 divers and is aiming for 3,000 divers. The current world record was made on the 17th of August 2009 in Manado, Indonesia. With the help of the navy, 2,486 people managed to dive in Indonesia at the same time at the same location.
The Egyptian Divers Syndicate came up with the idea and have been working on the organisation of the event in cooperation with HEPCA.
They searched for the right spot that is suitable to hold such a huge amount of divers without any detrimental effect on the environment and have agreed upon the outside area of the New Marina in Hurghada.
This location has a large sandy plateau at around 13m deep, which is capable of holding 3000 divers. There is hardly any marine life there, but plenty of rubbish. For this reason the event organisers hope not only to break the world record for the largest collective dive, but also the world record for the largest underwater cleanup!
Both records have already been applied for and were accepted by Guinness World Records. The world record attempt will not only help promote tourism and diving in the Red Sea but, at the same time, raise environmental awareness.
Various media and TV channels have already announced their interest to cover the event and make it public on an international level.
So if you’d love to dive the Red Sea and be part of this world record attempt then contact Dive The World now and you could soon be a World Record holder! Send us an email or call us on +66 (0)83 505 7794.
Note:You need to be a qualified diver – minimum required level: open water diver to take part.