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Monday, August 17, 2009

Scuba divers break Guinness record in Indonesia

They must be mad. Normally scuba divers are trying to find a quiet bit of ocean to enjoy the peace and tranquility. But not this lot.

AFP newswire reported that almost 2,500 scuba divers set a new world record Monday for the largest mass dive, Guinness World Records said.

A total of 2,486 divers were involved in the bid off the coast of North Sulawesi for the record for "Most People Scuba Diving Simultaneously."

The previous record was set in the Maldives in 2006, which attracted 958 divers.

The challenge was part of efforts to establish the Sulawesi town of Manado as a world-class tourist spot and mark Indonesia's 64th Independence Day.

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