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Asia Dive News : Asian adventurer breaks Guinness World Record for scuba dive

Singapore adventurer Khoo Swee Chiow broke the Guinness World Record for the longest scuba dive on Sunday 25th by staying underwater for 220 hours, Channel NewsAsia reported Sunday night.

Khoo went into a special mineral water tank on December 16 to challenge the then record of 212 hours and 30 minutes, which was set by British diver Michael Steven in 1986.

He took some 200 to 400 milliliters of liquid like fruit beverages and isotonic drinks every two hours and used a special cubicle within the tank as his toilet during the past nine days.

Having beaten difficulties like dehydration, nausea, hunger andboredom, Khoo said that he felt very tired but happy after he emerged from the tank, the report said.

The adventurer is said to have completed the so-called "Adventure Grand Slam" after conquering the North and South Poles as well as the Seven Summits.

In August this year, Khoo, who learned freestyle swimming just a year ago, attempted to swim across the English Channel but failed.

Source: CNA