Egyptian Diver Currently Breaking Guinness World Record for Longest Open Saltwater Dive

While the mere thought of being eaten alive by a shark in a kids’ pool usually dominates our thoughts, others are planning for lifetime achievements underwater. Keep the name, Reem Ashraf, under your radar because in a few hours she will become Egypt’s biggest new thing.

Hoping to promote for tourism, 14-year-old Egyptian diver, Reem Ashraf, took it on upon herself to break the Guinness World Record for Longest Open Saltwater Dive. According to their website, the longest open saltwater SCUBA dive was achieved by the female diver, Cristi Quill, for 51 hours and 25 minutes at La Jolla Shores in San Diego, California, USA, on 11 July 2015.

اول يوم عدى بنجاح الحمدلله ? هي نايمة دلوقتي… دعواتكم جميعا انها تقدر تواصل اليوم التاني وتكون قربت من الفوز ? #ريم_أشرف #longest_dive_in_history #أصغر_بطلة_مصرية_لأطول_غطسة_تحت_الماء #موسوعة_جينيس #اطول_غطسة_تحت_الماء #longest_open_saltwater_scuba_dive_female #scuba_diving

Posted by ‎Reem Ashraf – ريم أشرف‎ on Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Ashraf has been planning her current dive for the past two years after moving to Sharm El-Sheikh. Her goal is to finish 55 hours underwater and everything is currently being documented. The diver’s team just announced on Facebook that she got through the first 24 hours while staying calm, positive and strong.

Via Reem Ashraf
Via Reem Ashraf
Via Reem Ashraf
Via Reem Ashraf
Via Reem Ashraf

WE SAID THIS: Whether a Guinness World Record is broken or not, this is the mindset we need in Egypt’s youth.

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