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What's the deepest i can scuba dive?

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What's the deepest i can go scuba diving?
asked Apr 8, 2015 in Physiology by Darren Tadpole Contributer (120 points)

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That depends on your training level and the type of equipment you use.  Do not go deeper than your training permits you to do so.

  • if you have your basic Open Water certification you should not exceed 60 feet or 18 metres.  
  • The recreational depth limit for diving is 132 feet or 40 metres with your deep diving and/or advanced certification.  
  • If you have a technical certification and are trained to use different gas mixtures you can go deeper than this.

Currently the Guinness world record for a dive on SCUBA gear was set by Ahmed Gabr, 41 on September 22, 2014 by diving to a record 1090 feet and 4.5 inches (link here).  This broke the previous world record of 1,044 feet set in 2005 by Nuno Gomes. 

answered Apr 8, 2015 by admin Guppy Contributer (1,260 points)