Extreme athlete Wolfgang Kulow dives across the Fehmarn Belt from Denmark to Germany with a SEABOB.
"Setting such a demanding world record begins with an idea. To realize it, you need a highly motivated team. I would like to thank everyone who supported me in this challenge", said the extreme athlete right after setting the world record on September 27, 2016.
At a diving depth of up to 10 meters, Wolfgang Kulow traversed the 20 km (12.5 mile) distance from the Danish island of Lolland to the German island Fehmarn in only four hours and nine minutes, setting the world record for the "fastest underwater crossing of the Fehmarn Belt". Kulow was equipped with a scuba tank and a SEABOB F5 S. The escort team took care of exchanging equipment during the dive without the extreme athlete having to leave the water.
Olaf Kuchenbecker from the RECORDS INSTITUTE of GERMANY (RID), who confirmed the world record on location was thrilled: "This kind of world record has never been attempted before: I congratulate Wolfgang Kulow and the whole SEABOB team on their success."
"Achieving this kind of record depends on numerous external factors. The Baltic Sea with its ever-changing conditions, the low water temperature of about 15° C (60° F) and low visibility of under 5 meters (16 ft) created challenges", says Ronny Roskosch, diving expert at the CAYAGO AG.