Longest continuous immersion on scuba [Ocean | Coldwater]
Last updated: May 11, 2018 at 1:37 am
30 hours 20 min — Cem Karabay (Turkey) completed the record open-circuit dive at a depth of 7.9 m (26 ft) equipped with a drysuit and full-face mask. The event took place at the Gokceada Island Underwater Marine Park, in the Aegean Sea, on April 23 and 24, 2018. Water temperature was 13°C (55°F). No heating device was used. Total air consumption was 34,560 l (1220 cu. ft) from 13 dive cylinders, with an average breathing rate of 11.1 l (0.4 cu. ft) per minute.
PREVIOUS RECORD: 15 hours 10 min – Nils-Roar Selnes (Norway) completed the dive equipped with a drysuit and full-face mask in the harbour of Eidkjosen (Tromsø) in the Norwegian Sea on October 23, 2016. Water temperature was 7°C (45°F). Selnes completed the dive even though a leak flooded one of his dry gloves. Minimum depth was 5.1 m (16.7 ft).
PREVIOUS RECORD: 13 hours 4 min – Paul Devane (Ireland) completed the dive in the North Atlantic Ocean off Killary in County Galway on October 9, 2012. Water temperature was below 15°C (59°F).
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Jeffrey Gallant is the Editor-in-Chief and Records Keeper of the Diving Almanac. He is also a contributing editor of DIVER Magazine, and the scientific director of the Greenland Shark and Elasmobranch Education and Research Group (GEERG). Jeffrey started diving in 1982.