Egyptian diver Amir Ahmed
CAIRO – 20 April 2017: An Egyptian diver is getting ready to break the Guinness World Record for the longest stay under sea water.
- Amir Ahmed 23, is determined to stay under water for a week.
Ahmed said he has been thinking of breaking this record all of his study years, an idea that was met with mockery from his colleagues.
The current holder for the longest scuba dive is Turkish Cem Karabay, who remained almost six days underwater.
In 2014, 41-year-old former army officer, Ahmed Gabr, completed a 14-hour dive off the coast of Dahab, South Sinai, breaking the world record for the deepest dive at 332.35 meters.
Ahmed has started a training program that includes a special underwater-diet to help him with his aim.
“I need financial and moral support,” Amir Ahmed said. “Diving expenses are high, not to mention the expenses of hosting Guinness representatives,” he added.
Additional reporting done by Mohamed Awad from Ismailia.