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World Deep Scuba Diving Record Broken near Dahab, Sinai Egypt

The great diving resort in Egypt witnessed earlier this week an exciting competition, when experienced South African technical diver Nuno Gomes broke the world deep scuba diving record as he reached a depth of 318.25 meters (1044 feet) in the Red Sea, Egypt. The run time of the dive was 12 hours and 20 minutes and utilized a team of nine support divers. Gomes reached the record depth in less than 20 minutes but needed 12 hours to resurface after a series of required decompression stops. Gomes also holds the record for the world's deepest cave dive after descending to 282.6 meters in 1996 at Boesmansgat. Dahab 100 KM south of Sharm el Sheikh  is a great diving holiday destination for the experienced diver and for those seeking to obtain their scuba diving certification. Professional diving centers in Dahab, Egypt, tender good value for money and the relaxed pace enhances the overall diving experience. From the narrow continuous reef that hugs Dahab's shoreline, the underwater terrain rapidly slants downward to the fathomless depth of the Gulf of Aqaba. Apart from the impressive scenery below water and above - the magnetism of diving in Dahab lies in its uniqueness. Dahab diving is synonymous with shore diving. Dive destinations are reached by jeep or by camel. Each site has its own charm and character with loads to discover. Water entry is as simple as crossing over a reef-flat and descending. Enjoy drifting along the sheer drop-off at the Blue Hole. Searching for turtles and octopus at the Canyon or cruising past soft corals at Qabr el Bint is a very popular activity in Dahab.  

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