07 March 2006

Crowded dive site in Maldives

The Maldives is claiming a new Guinness World Record for the most people diving together at one time.

On 25 February 979 divers, aged 10-73 and drawn from Maldivians, tourists and expatriates, are reported to have got into the water together at Sunlight Thila on North Male Atoll.

Organised by the Maldives Tourism Promotion Board, the event involved divers brought to the site through a joint effort by 37 resorts, nine dive centres and 14 safari vessels, with support from the Coastguard.

The President of the Maldives, His Excellency Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, attended the dive with other governmental officials. Post-dive celebrations included a beach barbecue at Kuda Bandos.

The current Guinness world record for the category Most People Scuba Diving Simultaneously is 722. The Maldives claim is being processed.

Source: www.divernet.com


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