NewsOctober 2, 2019

The Maldives breaks Freediving World Record

On Tuesday, Maldives has broken the Guinness World Record for the most number of people freediving simultaneously. As part of World Tourism Day 2019 celebrations, over 600 people took part in the ‘Neyvaa’ freediving event organized by the Ministry of Tourism at Baros lagoon. President Ibrahim Mohamed and world freediver Willian Trubridge—a double world record-holding freediver from New Zealand also participated in the historical event. Officials of Guinness declared the “Neyvaa” event as a new world record and presented the official certificate to President Solih. “Neyvaa” was Maldives’ attempt to break the world record previously held by ‘La Scuola del Mare 2’ (Verona), in Torri del Benaco, Verona. Verona had set the world record for most people freediving simultaneously on October 11th, 2009 with 280 people.