On September 13, Illinois scuba diver Robert Silva will travel to Belize’s Ambergris Caye, where he will attempt to set a new world record for longest saltwater dive. To succeed, he will have to stay underwater for over 36 and a half hours.
Change of plans
Silva, 31, initially set out to break the much longer freshwater record, which stands at about 120 hours. The location of the dive was going to be Haigh Quarry, a former limestone pit in Kankakee, IL.