Ahmed Gabr planning to break a second world record – this time in Marine Conservation
Ahmed Gabr, the Egyptian man who recently broke the Guinness World Record for deepest scuba dive, said he will break another world record in February of next year.
Gabr didn’t reveal exactly what the record would be, but he said it would have something to do with marine conservation.
The 41-year-old former army officer completed a 14-hour dive off the coast of Dahab in South Sinai on the 18th September, breaking the world record for deepest dive at 332.35 metres.
His comments were delivered during a talk yesterday at the Science Club at Al-Ahram, the Middle East’s oldest newspaper.
Attending the talk were Ahmed Kamel, Gabr’s mentor and Middle East director of TDI, and professor Ayman Wanas, vice dean of engineering at the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport, who was one of the expert witnesses present for the world record.
Gabr, Kamel and Wanas talked to the attendees about the preparations that went into the record breaking, the risks Gabr faced during the attempt and why he decided to go for it.
Yesterday’s event was streamed live by Ahram Online. Gabr answered questions directed by readers via Twitter, and the whole Q&A can be read here.