Will Goodman, Guiness world record, longest saltwater dive
Guinness Book of World Records TM – 15 April 2008
(Longest open salt water SCUBA dive attempt)
LIVE UPDATE – WILL GOODMAN OFFICIALLY STARTED HIS WORLD RECORD BREAKING ATTEMPT AT 11.22AM ON THE 15TH APRIL 2008
LIVE UPDATE – WILL GOODMAN ACHIEVED AN ASTOUNDING 33 Hrs 30 Mins
SMASHING HIS PREVIOUS RECORD
The unofficial record for the longest time spent under the water in the open ocean currently stands at 24 hours and three minutes. This record was set on 20 July 2005 and was the first attempt of its kind. Until this time underwater records similar to this one had only been attempted in more controllable environments such as lakes and artificial tanks, where conditions are more stable and can be monitored with ease.
Mr Will Goodman set the record off the coast of Gili Trawangan, Lombok Indonesia.
Will Goodman, born 6 July 1976, is an advanced Trimix Instructor and a professional within the technical diving industry. He currently works for Blue Marlin Dive on Gili Trawangan as manager of their live-aboard charter trip to the Komodo islands and is also a TDI instructor. Born and raised in the UK, Will has always been a supporter of the NSPCC and would like to donate any proceeds of further record attempts to this charity.
It is his intention to raise funds for the local school on Gili Trawangan. The island is very small with limited educational opportunities and many children come from families with an average wage of $25 per week. Parents struggle to provide clothing, books and teaching materials as well as an acceptable standard of education resulting in many children ending their schooling at a very young age. All money raised from my next dive will go directly into an initiative for the benefit of children on the island in a move towards being able to provide them with a brighter future.
The next attempt is scheduled for the morning of Monday 14 April 2008 and remain submerged for 100hrs. The dive will be made using a combination of rebreather and open circuit systems to maximum depth of 12 metres with no physical contact with the surface.
Support teams for this dive will encompass divers from around the island as well as dive specialists from around the world.
Equipment and surface logistics will be organised once again by Blue Marlin and Trawangan Dive with full support from members of the Gili Eco Trust based on Gili Trawangan.
The event is expected to covered by international media, dive institutions and magazines and a documentary in association with Red Pepper Productions is also planned .