The world’s deepest dive on open circuit scuba stands at 332.35m (1,090ft). It was undertaken by Ahmed Gabr in Dahab in the Red Sea on 18/19 September 2014 after nearly a decade of preparation. The descent took only 15 minutes while the ascent lasted 13 hours 35 minutes.
Can you scuba dive to 500 feet?
This pressure, known as “storage depth,” is typically too deep to dive using air, so the divers breathe a mix of helium and oxygen called heliox. Below 500 feet, heliox can cause high-pressure nervous syndrome (HPNS), which is characterized by tremors.
Can you scuba dive 1000 feet?
Most recreational divers rarely dive deeper than 130 feet. But commercial divers can use atmospheric suits to descend to depths up to 2,000 feet. Some recreational divers have descended to depths of 1,000 feet and beyond and survived the experience without any problems.
Navy SEALS commonly don’t need to be in extremely deep water for their work. But with how extensive their training is in diving, they are likely to be certified to dive 100-130 feet or deeper with many technical certifications on top of that.