400 divers to clean bottom of Egypt Red Sea in June, breaking Guinness record
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CAIRO: Some 400 divers will participate in a June event to clean the bottom of the Red Sea in Egypt, breaking the Guinness World Record of 300 divers in United Arab Emirates, MENA reported Wednesday.

“This international event will have a profound impact on enhancing tourism and drawing the world’s attention to recreational diving in Egypt, as well as the state’s interest in preserving a clean marine environment to sustain ecological balance,” MENA quoted undersecretary of the Ministry of Tourism Mostafa Abdel Latif as saying.

Egyptian diver Ahmed Gamal Gabr, who has set the world scuba diving depth record, will partake in the event, according to MENA news agency.

Gabr submerged to 332.35 meters off the Red Sea resort of Dahab in September 2014 to best the 2005 record of 318.25 meters previously held by South African Nuno Gomez.

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  1. Haythem Ibrahim Mahmoud
    March 11, 2015 at 10:51 pm

    Hi Ahmed, iam very interested to join this huge event, iam advanced padi certified with 150+ dives
    Please till me the steps to join your team.

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