A scuba diver has broken the world record for the longest ever open-water dive, by staying underwater for more than 24 hours.
Diving instructor Will Goodman, 28, from Borehamwood in the UK, broke the record just off the coast of Bali, Indonesia, while training for his ultimate goal of spending an entire week underwater, which he is planning to do next month.
But, as he emerged from the sea in Gili Trawangan on Monday last week, he was greeted by hundreds of cheering locals waving banners and screaming in the streets, and local television crews.
“I couldn’t believe it. I came up and there were children screaming my name and press everywhere,” he said.
“It was all very surreal and I was understandably very disorientated but the adrenalin was amazing.”
When Will was under the water, he played games such as hangman and poker with other divers, read a book of short stories and managed to consume boiled eggs, potatoes, bananas and energy drinks