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Unusual but true: World's oldest scuba diver breaks own record

chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2019-09-06 11:20

In unusual but true stories this week, we have the world's oldest active scuba diver, roads painted blue to cool things down in Doha, beers named after Star Wars, a corn maze honoring the Apollo 11 moon landing, and the youngest Miss World Japan.

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World's oldest active scuba diver

Ray Woolley dives at the Zenobia wreck at the southern coast of Larnaca, Cyprus on Aug 31, 2019. [Photo/IC]

Ray Woolley, the world's oldest scuba diver, broke his own world record by diving to the Zenobia shipwreck off the Larnaca coast in Cyprus — one of the world's best known diving spots — at the age of 96.

The British World War II veteran stayed at a depth of 42.4 meters for 48 minutes, breaking once again his own Guinness world record set a year ago after diving to the Zenobia and staying 44 minutes at a depth of 40.6 meters.

Ray Woolley gestures before diving at the Zenobia wreck at the southern coast of Larnaca, Cyprus on Aug 31, 2019. [Photo/IC]

He was accompanied in his dive by about 50 divers from several local and international diving schools.

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