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  • June 2005, a South African called Nuno Gomes, had Reached the depth of 318.25m in the Red sea. The Guiness Book of World Records still records this as the deepest ever Scuba dive.
  • Later 2005, a French diver named Pascal Bernabe reportedly dived to 330m exactly, but for some reason that dive has never been officially recognised as a world record. I do not know the reason why.
  • Previously Mark Ellyatt, a British technical diving instructor, had set a new world record for the deepest scuba dive when he descended to a depth of 313 meters (1,026.9 ft) off the island of Phuket in Thailand, beating the previous record by about 5 meters (16.4 ft). No independent verification of the record was immediately available.
  • According to news reports, it took Ellyatt 12 minutes to reach the record-breaking depth, but six hours and 40 minutes to decompress and return safely to the surface. The Briton took six tanks down with him and had another 24 brought down by support divers. This dive took 10 years of preparation. Apparently his motive was to improve safety standards, not necessarily to set a world record. However, Ellyatt suffered serious decompression sickness as a result of his attempt.
  • Another British diver, John Bennett, set the previous world record of 308 meters (1,010.5 ft) on November 6, 2001 off the island of Mindoro in the Philippines.
  • Those are the only four known scuba dives below 1,000 feet (although it is widely accepted that military special forces may have dived deeper in classified dives). A summary of attempts to set ultra deep diving records (and the high number of fatalities) can be found at:
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What is the maximum depth a scuba diver can dive to?

The recreational depth limit is 130ft.

How far down can a scuba diver dive?

Maximum depth for a recreational scuba diver is 130 feet.

What is the maximum depth a human without scuba gear can dive?

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What is the common depth for people who are just learning how to scuba dive?

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Can a hamster scuba-dive?

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This is a speed related question!!! Speed = distance / time Hence speed = 20,000 ft/ 20 hrs. speed = 1000 ft/hr

Can you scuba dive to 6000 ft?

No. The recreational depth limit for safe diving is 130ft, though it is possible to to dive deeper, but not into the thousands of feet.

How do you learn to scuba dive?

To learn to scuba dive you need to go a scuba diving course.

How old do you need to be to scuba dive?

you need to be 10 to scuba dive.

How deep can a child scuba dive?

children should not scuba dive.

How deep is the average ocean scuba dive?

Most recreational divers rarely dive below 100 feet. The average depth for a dive is around 60 feet.AdditionThere is a difference between the average deepest depth of of dives in general and the average depth of a single dive. Most dives will have the deepest depth of around 60 feet, but the average depth of that dive will probably be more in the range of 30 feet since divers will start at one depth and usually continue the dive at shallower depths.

How do scuba divers find out how long they can stay at a certain depth?

we use a chart for that. which helps us calculate how long we can stay in a certain depth. dive planning

Why cant you scuba dive in the deep deep ocean?

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What can a scuba diver purchase from the Air Hog online shop?

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How do i dive on Zelda Ocarina of tme i press 'a' and just return to the surface again?

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How deep can divers dive in the ocean?

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Can you scuba dive if you have the contraceptive implant?

You can scuba dive if you have the contaceptive implant. There are no activity restrictions associated with this method.

What type of verbal is to scuba dive?

I went scuba diving. I am going to go scuba diving. I want to go scuba diving. You say it like you would surfing, or skiing. you add -ing to dive to get diving. ex. I scuba dove the reefs. I want to scuba dive tomorrow. I went scuba diving this summer. ! !

What is the maximum depth you can submerge in scuba?

the maximum depth that you can go in the water without a decompression stop is 130 feet. Below 210 feet it is dangerous to dive without mixed gases.AdditionThe maximum depth is not known since people are always trying to break the record. But you must be properly trained and have the necessary equipment. For normal recreational diving, the above answer is absolutely correct and the recommended limit is 130 feet for many good reasons.

Can you scuba dive in Mexico without a license?

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They take scuba lessons from a certified scuba instructor.

Where do you do Scuba diving?

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What states can you go scuba diving in?

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