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Robert Silva sets new world record September 16, 2009

Posted by San Pedro Sun in Community, International News, Sports.

 Picture-010smRobert Silva, the 31 year old from Chicago, Illinois has set a new Guiness World Record for the longest saltwater dive at two days, zero hours, three minutes, eighteen seconds and ten nanoseconds (2:00:03:18:10 as recorded on the timer). The previous record had been set at 36 and a half hours.

Although tired and hungry, Silva honored The San Pedro Sun and waiting Belize City media with an interview which can be viewed below.Picture-038smVideo footage, photographs and media reports will be submitted to World Guiness for perusal and the official announcement should be made within the next two weeks.

Picture-047smA crowd awaited Silva’s arrival to Ramon’s dock where he was greeted with applause and loads of congratulations.

The wonderful staff of Ramon’s Village Dive Shop assisted Silva in this incredible feat. Silva’s first thing to do was order some food, “I want some rice, some beans, maybe chicken or pork but please no fish,” he joked.


Congratulations Robert Silva on accomplishing your goal and setting a new world record.



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