Robert Silva sets new Guinness World Record

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

Robert Silva, the 31 year old from Chicago, Illinois has set a new Guiness World Record for the longest saltwater dive at two days, zero hours, three minutes, eighteen seconds and ten nanoseconds (2:00:03:18:10 as recorded on the timer). The previous record had been set at 36 and a half hours.

Although tired and hungry, Silva honored The San Pedro Sun and waiting Belize City media with an interview which can be viewed below.Video footage, photographs and media reports will be submitted to World Guinness for perusal and the official announcement should be made within the next two weeks. A crowd awaited Silva’s arrival to Ramon’s dock, where he was greeted with applause and loads of congratulations.The wonderful staff of Ramon’s Village Dive Shop assisted Silva in this incredible feat. Silva’s first thing to do was order some food, “I want some rice, some beans, maybe chicken or pork but please no fish,” he joked.

Congratulations Robert Silva on accomplishing your goal and setting a new world record.

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