Diver Ahmed Gabr dives from Dahab to Sharm el-Sheikh for new Guinness record
Egyptian diver Walaa Hafez - Facebook
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CAIRO: Egyptian captain Walaa Hafez is planning to dive from Dahab to Sharm el-Sheikh in South Sinai for a distance of 100 kilometers in less than 24 hours on Saturday and Sunday, according to his Facebook page.

Hafez, a former navy officer, will submerge into the Red Sea to break a new Guinness World Record in Scuba diving. In June, he set a Guinness World Record for the longest open saltwater Scuba dive for 51 hours and 20 minutes in Hurghada.

In September 2014, Egyptian diver Ahmed Gabr, also a former military officer, set the world scuba diving depth record, submerging to 332.35 meters off the Red Sea resort of Dahab, and emerging the next day to best the previous record of 318.25 meters set by South African Nuno Gomez in 2005.

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