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1. Deepest dive on scuba [Ocean | Men] PAGE 1 OF 6
332.35 m (1,090 ft) - Ahmed Gabr (Egypt), Dahab, Egypt, September 18, 2014. Time to descend was 12 minutes. Total ascent time including decompression was just under 15 hours. Ahmed Gabr is a diving instructor and an Egyptian special forces officer.
2. Constant weight without fins AIDA [CNF | Men] PAGE 2 OF 6
101 m (331.36 ft) - William Trubridge (New Zealand), Dean’s Blue Hole, Bahamas, December 16, 2010. CNF is considered by many to be the most challenging freediving discipline because the diver must descend and ascend on a single breath or air without any assistance (no weighted sled, fins or lift bag).
3. Deepest submersible dive [Ocean] PAGE 3 OF 6
10,916 m (35,814 ft) - Bathyscaphe Trieste (Project Nekton) - 23 January 1960, Challenger Deep (Mariana Trench), Guam. Hydrostatic pressure: 16,000 PSI (1,089 ATM). Occupants: Dr Jacques Piccard (Switzerland), Lt. Donald Walsh, USN. The deepest known point on earth is 10,994 meters (36,070 feet).
4. Deepest saturation dive [Experimental] PAGE 4 OF 6
701 m (2,300 ft) - COMEX diver Theo Mavrostomos (Greece), Hydra X (10), COMEX Hyperbaric Experimental Centre, Marseille, France, 1992. The record during which the diver breathed a gas mixture of hydrogen, helium and oxygen inside a hyperbaric chamber took 43 days to complete.
5. Deepest fish [Observed] PAGE 5 OF 6
10,916 m (35,814 ft) - During his record dive aboard the bathyscaphe Trieste on January 23, 1960, Jacques Piccard reported seeing a sole-like flatfish on the seafloor at the deepest known spot in the world, the Challenger Deep. Download your free copy of the Diving Almanac to read the full story.
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