Collaboration with Montres Charmex SAAhmed Gabr: World Record attempt in diving
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Montres Charmex SA announced a collaboration with Mr Ahmed Gabr: Ahmed was an officer with the Egyptian Military, having graduated from the Military Academy in 1994. He continued his career by joining the Special Forces, the Egyptian Rangers, and eventually earned a scholarship to the United States Army Combat Diver Course.
After beginning his diving career in 1994 at the age of 18, Ahmed dove for pleasure before getting his diver instructor training in 1996. He continued to dive both for pleasure and for work, all the while developing his physical and mental abilities necessary to complete a world record dive.
The plan to break the world record started for Ahmed in 2010, at which time he began his training. Unfortunately training and goals had to be put on hold due to the political situation in Egypt, and Ahmed's responsibilities as an Egyptian Military officer.
When the urgency of the political situation began to subside, Ahmed resumed his training for his world record dive. His training regime includes physical and mental preparedness achieved through activities such as cardiovascular and meditation exercises. Regular diving using deep air and Trimix tanks is helping Ahmed to push past the deepest depths of the Sea reached by man.
The official world record, according to the Guinness World Records, is 318.25 meters. This is currently held by the South African, Nuno Gomes. Ahmed plans to break this record on the 18th of September 2014, in the crystal clear waters of the Red Sea, off the coast of Dahab, South Sinai, Egypt, and bring a Guinness World Record to Egypt.