Turkish Scuba Diver Spends Nearly a Week Underwater


Karambay and his team during the record-breaking dive (Photo: Cem Karambay/Facebook)

A Turkish scuba diver has broken the record for the longest open saltwater dive (male) by staying underwater for almost six days.

Cem Karabay from Istanbul managed an amazing 142 hours 42 minutes and 42 seconds in open water at Yavuz Çıkarma Beach, Cyprus, smashing his own record of 71 hours, set last year.

The record was monitored and then confirmed by Guinness World Records and referee Seyda Subasi Sailor who said: 'The record is official and accepted by Guinness according to the rules of World Records.'

Karabay, who also set a record back in 2011 for the longest scuba dive in a controlled environment being submerged in a pool in Istanbul for more than 192 hours, helped pass the time by playing chess and football with his support team.

He has now entered into the Guinness Book of Records for the fourth time.


Cem Karabay with his 4 records (Photo: Cem Karambay/Facebook)



The official time doubles the previous record  (Photo: Cem Karambay/Facebook

You can see Karabay's preparation videos and more images from the record-breaking dive over on Cem's Facebook page.


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