Scuba diving is a type of underwater diving activity where divers swim underwater for long periods of time. The thrill of the sport is swimming in the open ocean, seeing different animals and underwater environments.
For scuba diving sport competitions there are different events, such as 300 meters race, night diving, immersion 6 kg, obstacle courses, and briefing. The race is a timed event and the diver with the fastest time wins. Night diving is a search and gather event done with a blacked out mask, the first to find all three items wins. In the immersion 6 kg event, divers must try to lift a 6 kg weight from the bottom of the pool to the surface using a lifting bag. The first to complete the task wins. Obstacle courses feature diving partners who swim 100 meters past and through different obstacles. The team with the fastest time wins. Briefing is another time-based event where teams of four search and gather information and objects. The team who finishes all the tasks first wins.
Divers can compete for themselves or they can be in teams of 2-4.
Ahmed Gabr began scuba diving at the age of 18 where he enjoyed it as a hobby. Later on, he would become a scuba diving instructor helping others in the field. He went on to attend the United States Army Combat Diving team through a scholarship merit. Ahmed is also a former Egyptian Army Officer and is the only certified US Combat Diver in the Middle East. He went on to break two world records: Deepest Scuba Dive (male) and Deepest Sea Dive. While performing the Deepest Sea Dive record, Ahmed spent a total of 13 hours and 50 minutes underwater. He continues to scuba dive and is still an instructor at 42 years of age.
November 9, 1972