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Diver claims world record - what some will do

Discussion in 'Basic Scuba Discussions' started by diverkim, Nov 18, 2002.

  1. diverkim

    diverkim Instructor, Scuba

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    A South African scuba diver claimed a new world record yesterday after living underwater in a steel tank for 10 days, eating through a tube and watching the skin on his hands shrivel.

    Tim Yarrow was cheered by hundreds of onlookers just after 12:30pm, when he climbed out of the tank measuring three by 2,3m, where he had stayed in a Johannesburg shopping centre since November 6.

    "The first three days were hell. Absolute hell," an exhausted Yarrow said, showing his wrinkled hands.

    Yarrow, 30, spent 240 hours underwater on scuba apparatus in a controlled environment without surfacing. That beat 212 hours and 30 minutes, set in 1986 by Michael Stephens of Britain.

    Greg Wharram, who operates a local dive shop with Yarrow, said they had contacted the Guinness Book of World Records beforehand and would now file papers to make the record official.

    Yarrow did not sleep the first few days because of a poor-fitting facemask. - Reuters :)
     
  2. ericfine50

    ericfine50 DIR Practitioner

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    Why? What a cool guy
    Eric
     
  3. Louie

    Louie Instructor, Scuba

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    How does one go to the toilet during such an endeavour?
     
  4. Welshman

    Welshman senior member

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    No 1's no problem but I don't want to think about No 2's. Perhaps he had a shower curtain on a rail to maintain his modesty!
     
  5. jepuskar

    jepuskar Instructor, Scuba

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    A whole new meaning to the word 'floater' heh?
     
  6. voidware

    voidware Instructor, Scuba

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    Did he have a FFM or a separate regulator and mask?

    brandon
     
  7. Soggy

    Soggy Dive Shop

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    And what's with these guys doing world record dives watching their fingers fall off because of pruning when they could just put on a drysuit with dry gloves!?
     
  8. lakesdiver

    lakesdiver Barracuda

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    The things some folks will do for their 15 minutes of fame.
     
  9. voidware

    voidware Instructor, Scuba

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    What he should have done was dive in an isotonic saline solution to prevent finger pruning. No one has answered the warhammer maneuver (sp?) question yet.

    brandon
     
  10. Soggy

    Soggy Dive Shop

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    I realized that my drysuit question was somewhat dumb...The reason why he's in a wetsuit is most likely so he can poop.
     

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