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Russia: Has the Geographical Society set a new diving record?00:57

Russia: Has the Geographical Society set a new diving record?

Russian Federation, Barents Sea
July 17, 2015 at 16:59 GMT +00:00 · Published

Russia's Geographical Society may have set a new diving world record in the Barents Sea, Friday, according to representatives of the expedition.

The team from the underwater Scientific Research Detachment took a capsule of water from the River Kazanka and placed it at a depth of 110 metres (328ft), taking the divers 103 minutes to get to the bottom of the sea off Russia's northern coast. The dive is believed to be a record at such northerly latitude, because it was accomplished without the assistance of mini-submersibles or similar devices.

The bid was in honour of the 2015 FINA World Masters Championships in underwater sports which kicks off in Kazan, the capital of the Russian Republic of Tatarstan, next week, running from August 5 - 16. Friday's dives were made with the support of ships of the Federal Agency for Fishery Forces Northern Expeditionary Unit and the Murmansk Region's Emergencies Ministry.

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Russia's Geographical Society may have set a new diving world record in the Barents Sea, Friday, according to representatives of the expedition.

The team from the underwater Scientific Research Detachment took a capsule of water from the River Kazanka and placed it at a depth of 110 metres (328ft), taking the divers 103 minutes to get to the bottom of the sea off Russia's northern coast. The dive is believed to be a record at such northerly latitude, because it was accomplished without the assistance of mini-submersibles or similar devices.

The bid was in honour of the 2015 FINA World Masters Championships in underwater sports which kicks off in Kazan, the capital of the Russian Republic of Tatarstan, next week, running from August 5 - 16. Friday's dives were made with the support of ships of the Federal Agency for Fishery Forces Northern Expeditionary Unit and the Murmansk Region's Emergencies Ministry.

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