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SCUBA QUIZ: What are The SCUBA World Records?

Some people have made it to the Guinness Book of World Records while SCUBA Diving. Can you guess the right numbers to these impressive underwater performances?

There are some really impressive records in the Guinness Book of World Records. Regarding SCUBA diving you can find some incredible records too. How long do you think a diver has been diving on a single tank? Do you think one hour is long?

Or, how about when you switch tanks during a dive, what is the longest dive somebody did without surfacing?! Check the world records here and get ready to be impressed! Test your SCUBA knowledge!

Do you know the right numbers?

  • Deepest scuba dive (in meters)
  • Most people scuba diving (people)
  • Longest scuba dive (enclosed environment) (guess the hours only)
  • Highest altitude scuba dive (in meters)
  • Longest submergence underwater with one cylinder (12 liter) (guess the hours only)


SCUBA QUIZ: What are The SCUBA World Records?
  • The deepest scuba dive (male) was achieved by Ahmed Gabr (Egypt) who dived to a depth of 332.35 m (1,090 ft 4.5 in) in the Red Sea of Dahab, Egypt, on 18 September 2014.
  • The most people scuba diving simultaneously is 2,486 and was achieved in Malalayang beach, Manado (Indonesia), during an event organised by the Indonesian Navy, on 17 August 2009.
  • The longest scuba dive in a controlled environment lasted 192 hours, 19 minutes 19 seconds. It was achieved by Cem Karabay (Turkey) inside a pool at the Activity Plaza of Cadde Bostan in Istanbul, Turkey, from 21 to 29 October 2011.
  • The highest altitude scuba dive is 6,382 m (20,938 ft 3.84 in) and was achieved by Ernő Tósoki (Hungary) at Ojos del Salado, in Chile, on 21 February 2016.
  • The longest scuba submergence on one cylinder is 8 hr 20 min 38 sec by Jacobus Jacobs (South Africa) at All About Scuba, Rustenburg, South Africa, on 27 January 2007. One 12 litre scuba cylinder was used for this attempt.
How many did you got right?

The provided records and information comes from Guinness World Records. Visit their website and check out some other underwater records too. How about the most front flips underwater in one hour, most underwater rope jumps in one hour or longest duration juggling three objects underwater?

Do you keep track of your personal dive records? Share some of your results below!

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Marlies Wolters
Founder of Dive O'Clock "It's dive o'clock somewhere!"

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