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Update: Climate Action Day Activities

October 16, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

350 Minute-long Dive

On October 24, 2009 a 350 minutes dive (05 hours 50 minutes!) will be conducted by the team of the Four Seasons Kuda Huraa Dive Centre to raise awareness on Climate Change.

A range of scuba equipment to complete the dive. The open circuit divers will use around 11500 litres of breathing gas called Nitrox 32 and 36, that’s 5 dive tanks each! Other divers will use a closed circuit rebreather unit (the InnerSpace Megalodon) which allow divers to stay down for more than 6 hours.

The dive will start around 10:00 a.m. and will end at 04:00 p.m. Other divers will assist the team by bringing down diving equipment, full tanks as well as food, drinks and entertainment!

During that time, the dive team will build an artificial reef shaped like the three numbers: 3, 5 and 0.

This will probably be the longest dive ever conducted in the Maldives! The main dangers are cold and fatigue as well as oxygen toxicity for the rebreather diver.

Source: 350.org

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