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Posted in Sports, on 05-08-2013 by Oceans Society | Return to previous page

An expert scuba diver has set out to break the record for longest freshwater scuba dive.

Living under the sea

Jerry Hall went into the water at 12:10pm on Saturday 27th July 2013, with an aim of clocking 8640 minutes under the water. He is currently over half way done and finding his mission relatively comfortable.

He is setting out to beat his previous record which he set in 2004. The mission has been made easier for him with the access to a television. Dive Captain Jim Bean said about the television, “Time goes by quicker for him…He is doing so good mentally.”

He has a live feed to watch real time TV as well as DVDs. He was also provided with underwater books and music but is yet to use them as he’s happy with the TV he had built especially for the dive.

The mission was enhanced when Hall’s girlfriend, Tina Fuller surprised him 24 hours after he entered the water. After a 20 minute visit she returned to the surface and they’ve been sending notes to each other since.

The day after Hall comes out of the water, a barbeque is planned to celebrate the record. He hopes the record dive can raise money for Speedway Children’s charities.

Original Story found at:

http://www.timesnews.net/article/9065577/jerry-hall-halfway-through-world-record-dive

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