Longest Open Saltwater Scuba Dive - Will Goodman
sets world record
Gili Trawangan, Lombok, Indonesia -- Will Goodman
from the UK, 33, TDI Advanced Tri-mix instructor
and Buddy Rebreather Instructor with Blue
Marlin Dive, spent 48 hours and 9 minutes and 17 seconds
under water , setting the world record for the Longest
Open Saltwater Scuba Dive.
had no physical contact with the surface at anytime during
his time underwater. His support crew replenishing his air
supply when necessary. (enlarge
The support team for the dive included
Simon Liddiard, owner of Blue
Marlin Dive Centre and a team of PADI instructors.
Witnessing the event included Tony Andrews from PADI.
Will's dive was made using a combination
of closed circuit rebreathers and open circuit scuba. During
the attempt for the Longest
Open Saltwater Scuba Dive Will was submerged to a
depth exceeding 6m for the first 20 metres of the record.
To enable Will to maintain a constant depth a
metal frame was constructed. This provided a base point for
Will and a crucial observation point for the support crew.
His previous records and training with the
use of specialist equipment gave Will the ability to break
world record set by Robert
Silva in Belize in September 2009 who managed 48 hours
and 3 minutes.
Sponsorship from O'Three provided Will with
a custom-made 7mm wetsuit a crucial comfort that he did not
have in previous attempts for the Longest
Open Saltwater Scuba Dive .
For entertainment an underwater housing was used
for his iPod and his support crew entertained and supported
him throughout. Nutrition was provided liquid form.