Nuno Gomes (diver)
Nuno Gomes is a South African SCUBA diver (of Portuguese descent) holder of the Guinness World Record deep dive (independently verified and approved by Guinness World Records (from 2005 to 2014)). He used self-contained underwater breathing apparatus (SCUBA) to dive to a depth of 1,044 feet (318.25 m). This depth excludes the rope stretch of 11.68 feet (3.56 m). The dive was done in the Red Sea (Dahab), off the coast of Egypt, in June 2005. Nuno's total dive time was 12 hours and 20 minutes, the descent took only 14 minutes. He is one of only three men verified by Guinness World Records to have dived with SCUBA equipment (using trimix) below 1,000 feet, the other two divers being the late John Bennett and Ahmed Gabr.
Gomes is also a renowned cave diver and holds the official current Guinness World Record for the deepest cave dive, done in Boesmansgat cave (South Africa), to a depth of 927 feet (282.6 m), in 1996. The cave is located at an altitude of 5085 feet (1550 m) above sea level, which resulted in Nuno having to decompress for an equivalent sea level dive of 1112 feet (339 m) to prevent decompression sickness ("the bends"). The total dive time was 12 hours and 15 minutes, while the descent took 15 minutes.
- Nuno Gomes - official site
- Sterling Divers - Nuno Gomes
- South African Nuno Gomes now world's deepest scuba diver
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