World record deepest diveAhmed during his training dive to 200m in May 2014 | Laura Dinraths

First Man to Dive to 350m

An Egyptian technical diver is to set a new world record for the deepest scuba dive

Ahmed Gabr, a dive instructor and technical diver of 14 years experience is attempting to smash the current deepest dive world record of 318m, currently held by South African diver Nuno Gomes, with a dive to 350m. His attempt has been assessed and accepted by Guinness World Records. Ahmed’s World Record Attempt will be on the 18 September, off the coast of Dahab, Egypt.

The extreme dive will take 14 hours to complete and Ahmed and his support team of nine divers from H2O Divers Dahab will use about 90 tanks in the course of the dive. 

The world record attempt will be subject of a documentary filmed by Didier Noirot who has previously won an Emmy for his work on the BBC documentary The Blue Planet and has filmed for Jacques Cousteau on the Calypso.

Watch the video of Ahmed's 200m training dive at El Bells, Dahab 

Video: Laura Dinraths | Editing: Kiki Tyler


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