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AHMED GABR

Ahmed Gabr (أحمد جبر in Arabic) is an Egyptian Scuba Diver who holds the two Guinness World Records for both The Deepest Scuba Dive (Male) and The Deepest Scuba Dive in Sea Water. 

Ahmed dived to a depth of
332.35m.

Guinness World Record

In 2010 Ahmed started training to break the world's record for the depth ever achieved by a human in scuba diving, holder of the previous record was Nuno Gomes with a record of 1,044 feet (318.25 m).

 Initially the dive was scheduled to be done in 2012, but due to some political unrest in Egypt the dive was postponed. 

On September 18th 2014 Ahmed Gabr started his World Record dive, with the help of a team of 30 individuals, including 9 divers as well as technicians, medical staff, and media representatives. 

The dive started at 10:30 on Thursday, his descend took only 15 minutes, then the journey or ascending took him 13 hours 35 minutes as he finally surfaced on Friday at 12:20 am.

 The slow ascent (decompression stops) is designed to mitigate the harmful effect caused by breathing different gases under pressure.

 Other than air, Gabr inhaled different mixes of nitrogen, oxygen and helium (Trimix), each with its own risk factor (nitrogen narcosis, decompression sickness, and oxygen toxicity) that could be fatal in many cases.

 Gabr managed to reach 335 meters, instead of the 350 meters already planned, and preferred to accept this depth not to risk loosing control on his extremities due to HPNS (high pressure nerves syndrome) he was experiencing. 

Minutes later the depth was adjusted by the guinness team to 332.35 meters (1091 feet) due to a slight bend in the rope resulting from the water current. Amazingly, Gabr was able to address the team and the media only minutes after surfacing, which was dazzling to all experts who expect hours of recovery from this strenuous experience.

The Two Guinness World Records are held by Gabr are:

1- Deepest Scuba Dive (Male): http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/world-records/deepest-scuba-dive-(male)

2- Deepest Scuba Dive in Sea Water: http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/world-records/deepest-scuba-dive-in-sea-water

Dive Preparation

It all started when Gabr asked the questions "How deep the human body can go? and what is the effect of such deep dive and pressure on the human body?". 

In 2008, Gabr started to research and read many books in the field of deep sea medical scientific research, trying to find answers to his questions.

 Unfortunately, he couldn't find any information that would satisfy his curiosity.

 Gabr then decided to take the risk and try on his own body.

In 2010, he began his intensive training schedule which included mental and physical preparations.

Gabr had to exert a tremendous effort on the psychological part of his training having to put himself in a state of mind that would empower him to achieve his target dive. 

Then Gabr had to form his support team which consisted of 24 support divers from all over the world, technicians, medical team and others.

 It took him four years to finalize his training abilities, both mental and physical, in addition to pin-pointing the best spot for the dive. 

Primarily, the dive was going to take place in Safaga on the Red Sea but due to strong water currents happening in that area, Gabr and the team decided to change the location to... LINK

http://www.ahmedgabr.com/

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