Most divers will tell you that going for records isn’t what SCUBA is supposed to be about. Diving is supposed to be a slow, deliberate, even lazy sport. There are some, though, who like to push the envelope, test their limits, and go deeper, further, and faster than anyone else. We call it taking Scuba to the extreme, and though we do not recommend or even condone what some may consider unnecessary risks, some people just feel the need. So let’s just say don’t try this stuff at home (legal requirements).
India: Record set for ‘deepest and fastest scuba cycling undersea’ in the Bay of Bengal
I bet you never knew Scuba Cycling was a thing, huh? Not only is it a thing, it actually is competitive enough to vie for world’s records. Nishant Patel of India became the first Asian recognized by the World Records University to set a record for the ‘Deepest and fastest scuba cycling undersea’ in the Bay of Bengal off Puducherry at a depth of 32.7m (107 feet) in the ocean, cycling a distance of 100m in just 6 minutes 47 seconds.
Success for record Victorian dive attempt
Do you have a dive buddy? Well, these divers have over 350 buddies, and they all got together to set a record that may not be broken for a while. These intrepid Australian divers endured some wild weather and pretty hairy sea conditions to set the world’s record for the longest underwater human chain, which measured more than 270 meters. And in perfect Aussie tradition, they all went to the pub afterwards. When asked why they did it, they said they wanted to show how good diving there is.
Arkansas woman works to set scuba gear world record
Some people make New Year’s resolutions to lose weight. Some make them to be more punctual. Some want to make more money. Not Lindsay Scott. She wanted to do something no one had ever done. When it came to her passions, she knew it had to be something to do with SCUBA and clothing, since she is a fashion model. What did she come up with? A whole new category of record: fastest to put on and take off a wetsuit. Her time: 43.13 seconds. Now try it with all your other SCUBA gear!
New ice dive world record set at Mazinaw Lake
Kevin Brown likes to go where no one else has ever gone. He and his dive team, PTO Exploration, based in Ottawa, travel the world exploring extreme depths in fresh and salt water bodies, and their latest achievement was a record setter. In January of 2018, during a dive at Mazinaw Lake, Brown set the record for deepest ice dive ever documented when he reached 132 meters, 60 meters deeper than the previously held record.
Divers kill 47,000 crown-of-thorns starfish in record-breaking mission
Most starfish are benign little creatures who help to keep their ecosystems balanced. In fact, they are so valuable to their biosphere that when the sea star wasting disease erupted, scientists were frantically trying to find out why and if they could stop it. That goes for most starfish. The Crown of Thorns starfish is different. The spikey little devils just love to eat coral, and that’s a bad thing for an already stressed Great Barrier Reef. Enter Bruce Stobo, who led a group of 25 volunteer divers on a nine-day mission to eradicate as many of the voracious eaters as possible.