Russians beat cold waters diving record

A group of Russian scientists beat the record for diving in cold water to make the immersion in the lake Labynkyr, extreme western Siberia, one of the coldest places in the world, the coldest period of the year.

The external temperature at the time of dip was 46°C.

The divers who performed the feat had at least 20 years of experience in the field. Three people plunged while seven others ensured the logistics of action.

The dive lasted 23 minutes and was conducted with scuba equipment. According to the group’s leader, Andrei Agarkov, the difficulty of the feat makes him worthy of a place in the Guinness Book, the record books.

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