Guinness World Record for largest free dive broken at Baros Maldives
On Tuesday, October 1, Baros Maldives worked in collaboration with the Maldivian Ministry of Tourism to break the Guinness World Record for the largest number of free divers to simultaneously free dive underwater with an astounding 523 divers. The event, titled Neyvaa: A Guinness World Record, successfully exceeded the current record of 280 people held by Torri del Benaco in Verona 2009.
Chosen for its outstanding house reef and sparkling turquoise lagoon, Baros welcomed the attempt to break the record in celebration of World Tourism Day 2019. Amongst attendees were the President of the Maldives, Mr. Ibrahim Solih, and New-Zealand’s free-dive champion William Trubridge.
In light of maintaining the beauty of Baros’ reef, coral sponsorship initiatives were set up in 2009 where guests can sponsor a fragment of coral. These fragments are transplanted on to a personalized frame where participants will receive images every six months for two years of the coral’s growth. Baros Marine Center began planting these coral lines in an effort to maintain the vitality of Baros’ house reef while promoting its growth.
With this world record attempt, Baros furthers its legendary status as a pioneer in the Maldivian tourism industry and a leader in global marine conservation awareness.
Baros Maldives is a boutique, private tropical island of 75 overwater and beachside garden villas and white sand beaches set in a turquoise lagoon, just 25 minutes by speedboat from the Maldives International Airport.