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“Doc Deep” Prepares to Break the World Record for Deepest Scuba Dive

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

The record for the world’s deepest scuba dive could be broken this weekend in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

On August 15th, 2015, Dr. Guy Garman — also known as “Doc Deep” — will attempt to set the new world record for deepest scuba dive, and plunge to a depth of 1,200 feet off the coast of St. Croix.

According to video details, Dr. Garman has nearly 600 dives and has been training for the last 2 years to accomplish the goal. His deepest dive-to-date was to 810 feet on April 18, 2015. His attempt this coming weekend will be supported by the Scuba Tec dive team, a division of St. Croix Ultimate Bluewater Adventures in St. Croix.

The current world record was set on September 18, 2014, when Ahmed Gabr successfully dove to 1,090 feet off the coast of Egypt in the Red Sea.

Video credit by MJSVisionsVI