Saturday 21 October 2017

Scuba diver blows record out of the water

AN IRISHMAN has succeeded in breaking the world record for the longest ever scuba dive.

Paul Devane (33) spent 13 hours and four minutes in the chilly waters off Killary Harbour, Co Galway, emerging in the early hours of the morning with a world title. He narrowly beat the previous record time of just under 13 hours which was set by a team in Malta earlier this year.

Making the new record even sweeter was the knowledge that he had also beaten the time set by his older brother, Declan, three years ago.In 2009, his brother Declan set the first-ever Guinness World Record for the longest open sea dive when he stayed underwater for 11 hours and 42 minutes. His record was smashed in February of this year by a Maltese team.

Irish Independent

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