Ahmed Gabr is Ex Egyptian Army officer; at some point in his career he eventually earned a scholarship to attend the US Army Combat Diver course. He is the only certified US Combat Diver in the Middle East. He began his diving career at the age of 18, diving for pleasure then later decided to get his diving instructor training. During his diving years he dove both for work and for pleasure, while continuously building and developing both his mental and physical abilities.
Before attempting the dive Ahmed had to research and read many books in the field of deep sea medical scientific research trying to find any information that would give him any insight on the reactions of the human body to such a dive and such pressure. But unfortunately he couldn’t find what would satisfy his curiosity, so, he decided to take the risk and go ahead with the deepest dive ever made attempt.
The proposed date of attempt was September 18, 2014.
All the necessary preparations were finalized, and it was time. Everything was set in place, the team was prepared, the Guinness World Record representative present and it was time to roll.
The actual duration of the dive was 13 hours 50 minutes, Ahmed went down in 14 minutes exactly, and that is when he reached the 335m marker (but due to water currents that moved the rope a little to the side, the judges decided to scratch off 2.65 m thus the achieved record of 332.35m). He then came up in 13 hours 36 minutes. The last 27 m alone took him 7 hours to reach the surface. The moral of this story is every person needs to challenge themselves and have an objective and a goal to achieve. Ahmed’s perseverance, dedication and hard work finally paid off.
He broke 2 World Records in Deepest Scuba dive (male) and Deepest Sea Dive