For the attempt, described as the first of its kind in the South Asia region, a support team of international and local technical divers, a doctor and a psychiatrist will be stationed on board a vessel at the dive-site.
In addition to the main event, dive-training, freediving and marine-conservation camps will be organised and there will be “dive expeditions” in Huvadhoo, Fuvahmulah and Addu atolls.
For divers wishing to visit during Ocean 6:50, nearby Anantara resorts and others are expected to offer special packages, with discussions also underway with guest-houses on the local island of Maafushi, Naeem told Divernet.
The event is supported by local dive-centres and the Maldives police, National Defence Force and Ministry of Tourism, with sponsors including Dive Systems UK, Fourth Element, Luminox, Shearwater Research and TSK Zurich. Diver contributor Saeed Rashid is set to be chief underwater photographer.
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