Turkish diver sets new world record by spending 30 hours underwater (VIDEO)

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.

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