Advert

Latest

Kevin Hart Responds To Backlash For 'Hoe' Joke About His Daughter
published atan hour ago
Advert
Advert

Most Popular

Advert
News

Scuba Diver Stays Underwater For Six Days In World Record Attempt

Scuba Diver Stays Underwater For Six Days In World Record Attempt

A scuba diver in Egypt has stayed underwater for six days in a bid to set a new world record. Watch footage from his history-making bid here:

Saddam Al-Kilany submerged himself in the Red Sea off the coast of Dahab on 5 November and reportedly stayed under there for 145 hours and 30 minutes.

In doing so, the 29-year-old surpassed his own 2017 personal best of 121 hours as well as the current world record of 142 hours and 47 minutes, which was set by Cem Karabay in Cyprus in 2016.

Advert

As such, it would seem he has set a new benchmark in the world of staying underwater for ages; however, the new record hasn't been formally confirmed by the gang at Guinness World Records yet.

Saddam had originally planned on staying down there for 150 hours, but he was withdrawn four-and-a-half hours early due to health concerns.

Pathetic, really.

Just messing - solid effort Saddam. No doubt your hands would be wrinklier than a rhino's scrotum if it weren't for the fact you quite sensibly wore gloves.

Advert
Saddam is awaiting confirmation that he is the new world record holder. Credit: Facebook/The Longest Dive in History
Saddam is awaiting confirmation that he is the new world record holder. Credit: Facebook/The Longest Dive in History

More Like ThisMore Like This

1 of 6
News

Man Breaks Guinness World Record For Most Bench Presses Underwater

Earlier this year, Maya Gabeira set a water-based world record by becoming the first woman to surf the biggest wave of the season.

News

Ex-Marine, 62, Beats Guinness World Planking Record

published at9 months ago

The 73.5 foot (22.4 metres) wave broke her own record for the largest wave surfed by a woman, and was subsequently confirmed as the biggest wave surfed during the 2019/2020 winter season.

You can watch her ride the behemoth here:

Advert


The wave broke the 33-year-old's previous record by five and a half feet, and is not far short of the men's record, which was set by fellow Brazilian Rodrigo Koxa, who rode an 80 foot (24.38 metres) wave in 2018.

Maya rode the wave on 11 February 2020 at the inaugural World Surf League Nazare Tow Surfing Challenge event in Praia do Norte, Nazaré, Portugal.

Reflecting on the historic wave, Maya told The New York Times: "I was in the zone. More brave than I am usually. I got really close to disaster.

Advert

"I had never been so close to such a powerful explosion. I had never felt that energy and that noise. It felt really terrifying."

Featured Image Credit: Facebook/The Longest Dive in History

Topics: World News, Awesome, Interesting, World Record

Chosen for YouChosen for You

Boris Johnson Says People Who Test Negative For Covid-19 Could Be Released From Tier 3 Restrictions
published at2 days ago

Most Read StoriesMost Read

News

Brit Set To Become Cannabis Billionaire Spent £3m On Red Wine

published at2 hours ago

Jake Massey

Jake Massey is a journalist at LADbible. He graduated from Newcastle University, where he learnt a bit about media and a lot about living without heating. After spending a few years in Australia and New Zealand, Jake secured a role at an obscure radio station in Norwich, inadvertently becoming a real-life Alan Partridge in the process. From there, Jake became a reporter at the Eastern Daily Press. Jake enjoys playing football, listening to music and writing about himself in the third person.