Maldives diver completes 50-hour underwater challenge

1 min read

Maldivian technical diver Shafraz Naeem successfully completed a 50-hour dive on Sunday (27 February) at the Kudagiri lagoon near Anantara Dhigu Resort.

The Ocean 6|50 extreme diving attempt was part of events planned to mark 50 years of tourism in the Maldives this year. Backed by government ministries and private sponsors, the event brought together “the local and international diving community, marine researchers and environmental activists to raise awareness and advocate for meaningful and sustainable solutions to the issues of plastic pollution, climate change, endangered species and the marine ecosystem.”

Upon resurfacing, Shafraz was assisted by the military’s coastguard and congratulated by Tourism Minister Dr Abdulla Mausoom.