A diver quite literally plunged to new lows when he broke the world record for deepest sea dive.
Will Goodman, originally from Hertfordshire in the UK, descended to 290m in the Indonesian ocean for a staggering nine hours and 57 minutes.
The 37-year-old spent nine minutes descending into absolute darkness, despite the exceptionally strong current.
“The dive gave me a mission, a chance to train for something worthwhile,” said Mr. Goodman.
“I’ve always been fascinated with depth and wanted to see for myself not only want it’s like, but to execute a technically challenging dive.
“It was the toughest and most challenging environment I’ve ever dived in.”
On his way back up, he began suffering from body tremors and began to question whether he would return in one piece.
But his training paid off and he eventually made it back to dry land.
Mr. Goodman, who lives on the island of Gili Trawangan, in Indonesia, also holds the world record for longest dive – at 48 hours.
Although not recognized as an official Guinness World Record as there is no category for this event, his achievement has been confirmed by professionals across the globe.
He added: “I can’t thank my team enough for this amazing opportunity and all their hard work.”
Photo: Storm Scolnick
SCUBAPRO Free Octopus Promotion 2023
Free Octopus with every purchase of a SCUBAPRO regulator system
Just in time for the festive season, divers can save money again with the FREE OCTOPUS winter promotion! Until December 31st SCUBAPRO offers one of the two new Octopus models S270 or R105 for free with every purchase of a regulator system!
The S270 OCTOPUS is free with purchase of a MK25 EVO/D420 or MK19 EVO/D420, MK25 EVO/S620Ti or MK19 EVO/ S620Ti in INT or DIN versions. A R105 OCTOPUS is free with purchase of a MK25 EVO/S600 or MK17 EVO/S600, or MK25 EVO/G260 or MK19 EVO/G260 or MK19 EVO BT or MK25 EVO BT/ G260 CARBON BT in INT or DIN versions.
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Indo siren destroyed by fire
Indo Siren, a vessel from the Master Liveaboards Fleet, has been destroyed by a fire this morning. Thankfully, all guests and crew members are safe.
Master Liveaboards have released the following statement:
During our current cruise in Raja Ampat, on the morning of 30th November, a fire broke
out on Indo Siren. At the current time we are still assessing the events around the incident,
and will be working with authorities, so cannot currently comment further.
All guests and staff departed the boat, without further incident. They are now with our
ground crew who have organised accommodations while we assist with all their other
needs going forwards.
We are currently evaluating the issues created by the fire on upcoming trips. Guests who
are likely to be affected by enforced cancellations or changes will be contacted in due time
when plans are finalised.
We are incredibly grateful that this incident was not more serious and that everyone who
was onboard, both crew and guests, are safe and well.
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