13 year old Indigo Bolandrini has made history in the world’s largest underwater clean up with a total of 614 divers. The Guinness World Record attempt was hosted by Ahmed Gabr, the worlds deepest diver. Originally planned to be only 400 divers, besting the former record of 300, turned out to be a whopping 614 divers who cleaned the waters around the Hilton Plaza, Hurghada.
Divers met at 6am on June 5th and throughout the day jumped in to find and bring up one piece of rubbish each, which was the rule to break the Guinness World Record.
There were less than 10 juniors diving, with Bolandrini being the youngest and most highly qualified of the group.
“It was such a pleasure meeting Ahmed Gabr. Most girls my age want to meet One Direction or Justin Bieber, but my only celebrity is Ahmed, who is also my inspriration. From the minute I arrived Ahmed came and greeted me since he recognized me from a few articles I think. Afterwards I was told that Ahmed was very impressed by me.” Indigo Bolandrini
Mr Khaled Rami of The Egyptian Ministry of Tourism also took part in the record and it was later announced in a press conference that the Guinness World Record had been broken.
“It was probably one of the most historical days in my life as a diver. I hope one day I can dive with Ahmed and maybe be part of his next upcoming events” Indigo Bolandrini