Underwater flag raising [Most divers]
Last updated: November 15, 2017 at 2:44 am
2,486 – Manado, North Sulawesi (Indonesia), August 17, 2009. Indonesian Navy divers unfurled the flag of Indonesia to celebrate Independence Day. The record was set during Sail Bunaken 2009, a tourism event promoting Manado. The number of divers taking part in the flag event also constituted the most people diving simultaneously.
EDITORS NOTE: There is conflicting information on the actual number of divers taking part in the event. Several sources, including Guinness World Records, claim that 2,486 divers were on the record dive. Other claims are as high as 2,861 divers.
The Telegraph. 2,500 scuba divers in Indonesia set world record for mass dive. August 17, 2009.
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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.