The Guinness World Record has been officially awarded to the freediving event Neyvaa 2 held in the Maldives.
The certificate was presented at a gala dinner held to celebrate the free diving record. The certificate was presented to the country by the Representative at Guinness World Record Suvaknil Danrika and was received by the Founder of Freedive Maldives Fahud Faiz.
Speaking at the gala, Minister of Tourism Dr. Abdulla Mausoom said that the Neyvaa 2 event was an important message to protect the environment. He said environmental protection is important and such activities help to create awareness in countries like the Maldives.
The Freedive World Record was officially included in the Guinness Book of World Records in 2019. The record was set by the Maldives with 521 divers. A similar dive was conducted this year as part of the efforts to be included in the Guinness World Records book with a total of 452 divers.
Freedive Maldives organised the Neyvaa 2 event to coincide with the golden year of Maldivian tourism. The event was held simultaneously in 12 resorts in the Maldives with a total of 459 participants from the country and abroad. A total of 452 participants were able to hold their breath underwater for one minute and thirty seconds as per the guidelines set in the record.