Cyprus breaks Guinness record for underwater human chain

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Cyprus on Sunday broke the Guinness record for forming an underwater human chain at the old port in Limassol.

The divers needed 200 volunteers to break the record but 280 showed up to complete the feat, according to Cyprus News Agency.

The volunteer divers were joined together by holding rope which was fastened to the dock as they went five metres down for around ten minutes.

Organised groups and individual divers took part. The goal was to promote Cyprus and scuba diving.

The event was supported by Flyboarding Cyprus.

In 2015, Italy broke the participation record with 173 underwater divers on the island of Elba. A prior record was in 2013 with 110 divers participating on Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean.

“We want this record and we are all working hard to achieve. We really want to show how wonderful and safe the sport of scuba diving can be,” the organisers said.

“Cyprus has year-round warm waters, suitable for year-round scuba diving. We aim to spread our sport to all Cypriots and tourists by projecting Cyprus as a diving tourism destination – And we are sure that our event will be excellent ”

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