Turkish diver sets new world record by spending 30 hours underwater (VIDEO)
A Turkish diver Cem Karabay set a new world record for the longest open saltwater scuba dive in cold water.
Karabay began his underwater attempt on April 23 and set a Guinness World Record with 30 hours and 20 minutes early on April 24 at the Underwater Marine Park on Gökçeada Island.
Every second Karabay - also known as 'aquarium man' - was underwater in the Turkish Aegean was followed by Şeyda Subaşı Gemici, who serves as Guinness’ representative in Turkey.
Karabay competed against Norwegian diver Nils-Roar Selnes’s record of 15 hours and 10 minutes underwater in Eidkjosen, Norway in 2016.
Later, Gemici presented Karabay with a Guinness World Record Certificate marking his achievement, Hurriyet Daily reported.
In 2011, in Istanbul, Karabay also set the Guinness World Record for the longest scuba dive in a controlled environment, which lasted 192 hours, 19 minutes, and 19 seconds.