Freedive Maldives’ World Record attempt “Neyvaa 2” opens for public participation

Neyvaa 1 freedive event | Photo: Jazeera

Malé, Maldives – The first local freediving school in the Maldives, Freedive Maldives, has invited public participants for its “Neyvaa 2” World Record attempt, to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of Maldives Tourism.

“Neyvaa 2” attempts to set the new world record for most people performing static apnea simultaneously. Neyvaa 2 will execute static apnea as a group performance for the first time in the world. Divers will be joining from 11 locations across the Maldives, celebrating the passion for free driving and highlighting the Maldives on the map for free divers worldwide.

‘Neyvaa 2’ also aims to raise awareness on sea level rise and the impacts of climate change.

The first Neyvaa event was held on October 1, 2019, breaking the Guinness World Record of the highest number of freedivers diving together simultaneously with 521 participants.

President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, Cabinet Ministers, Parliament Members, World Champion Freediver Willian Trubridge, former female national record holder for Australia, Alana Caskey and Singapore Freediving record holder, Jonathan Chong participated in the first Neyvaa freedive.