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"10 DAYS AND 10 NIGHTS UNDER THE WATER"

GUINNESS WORLD RECORD ATTEMPT OF SCUBADIVER INSTRUCTOR Cem KARABAY IN BEYLİKDÜZÜ ON 30 AUGUST 2009

Claim ID: 214475

ABOUT CEM KARABAY
He was born in 1972. Although he cannot remember the day he first met the sea, but he can remember, like yesterday, the first day he discovered the underwater world. He says "It was 1978. The sea was reached after a couple of steps in Menekse Haylayf beach and it was deeper than my height. I slipped on the steps and was suddenly welcomed by the underwater world. While normal people show the reaction of drowning I could only listen to the magical sounds of this new environment and only climbed back out of the water when I was out of breath"

He had his first SCUBA experience on 1995 which was also the turning point of his life. Diving instructor Cem Karabay, started his diving career within the PADI system and later passed the Diver Master and Scuba Master Diver PADI Exams. He is a CMAS 3 Star Instructor Trainer, SSI Instructor Trainer and Special Instructor of 14 different professions. He then joined DAN (Divers Alert Network) instructor training program and has become the instructor of BLS (Basic Life Support), AED (Automated External Defibrillator) and Oxygen Supplier trainings.

Cem Karabay is a Member of the Technical Committee of Turkish Underwater Sports Federation and President of Beylikduzu Underwater Sports Association.

Previous Important Diving Experiences
During his diving career he swam underwater from Turkey to Cyprus Island (68 km) in 28 hours together with his instructor Mr. Namik Ekin (2004) and he also lived underwater for four days with his master instructor (2005).
10 DAYS AND 10 NIGHTS UNDER THE WATER GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS ATTEMPT
A world record attempt will be made in Turkey in order to enter the book of "Guinness World Records" which aims to broaden the imagination and limits of people. In this attempt organised by the Beylikduzu Migros Shopping Mall and Beylikduzu Underwater Sports Association "Longest underwater stay Guinness World Record using Self Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus (SCUBA)" will attempt to brake the current record (by nearly twice the time already set). Diver Instructor Cem Karabay will live under the water for 10 days and 10 nights during the attempt.

World Record of longest stay under the water with SCUBA
Record attempt will be made by Beylikduzu Underwater Sports Association President and diver instructor Cem Karabay. He will break the longest stay under water world record by living in an aquarium for ten days and ten nights. This way he will not only enter the book of record-breakers Guinness World Records but will represent his country Turkey globally.
Previous record is held by diver Jerry Hall who lived under the water for 121 hours. On this new attempt this record will be increased to 240 hours.

How the attempt will be achieved?
The attempt will be made at the outdoor facility of Istanbul's most central and busy shopping malls Beylikduzu Migros. In a specially constructed aquarium, Cem Karabay will complete his attempt by living underwater for 10 days. People will be able to come and watch the diver round the clock from a reserved area for spectators. This way it will be possible to reach mass of audience.

The properties of Aquarium Pool
Size
LxWxH = 500x300x300 cm
This specially constructed aquarium will have a concrete base and side walls. Long sides will be made from reinforced columns to withstand the water pressure. On these walls there will be a total of six 200 by 100 cm windows where spectators can watch Cem Karabay easily.

Hygiene
The aquarium water will be filtrated by specially produced UV filters and purifying tanks. During the attempt, water will be analysed periodically to control the hygiene.
WHAT IS WAITING CEM KARABAY UNDER THE WATER?
Spending ten days underwater will test the basic vital needs of human life:
• How will Cem Karabay handle all these necessities?
• Is it possible to eat and drink underwater?
• How about sleeping?

These are the most exciting points of the record attempt.
So how will his needs be met in order to live underwater?
• He will have a special diet prepared by nutrition experts.
• He will also consume lots of liquid to prevent dehydration, not the tank water!
• All nourishment methods will be demonstrated to the audience.
• The sleeping issue will be solved by a personal method of Cem Karabay.
ARE THERE ANY RISKS?
The record attempt will require Cem to achieve top physical condition where patience and endurance limits are tested. Because of that, all precautionary measures will be taken to minimise the risks that may endanger the health of Cem Karabay. As one of the leading names in his field, this will be another dive for Cem Karabay which he has already repeated several times. There will also be a tent by the pool hosted by an emergency medical and professional diver team lead by Ret. SAT Commando Namık Ekin. This team will assist the record breaker during his stay underwater. An Ambulance will also be present during the attempt.
This way all countermeasures will be completed.
HOW THE ATTEMPT WILL BE PUBLICISED?
• The record attempt will be publicised through press releases to national as well as international media
• The attempt will be published both local and global web page of the Guinness Records Book
• A branding will be made on the record area of Beylikdüzü Migros Shopping Mall where sponsor companies logos will be displayed
• On the last day of the attempt there will be an official certificate presentation where a Guinness World Records Adjudicator will be present.

Press will be invited to this event.
• During the attempt 4 online web cams will broadcast 24 hours, every minute our diver spent under the water
• The logo of the sponsors will be on the diving suits and if appropriate these merchandise will be used under the water as well.

Following visitors are expected during the attempt
Prime Minister Mr. Tayyip ERDOĞAN, Minister of state for sport affairs Mr. Faruk Nafız ÖZAK, Governor of Istanbul Mr. Muammer GÜLER, President of Turkish Underwater Sports Federation Mr. A. İnkilap OBRUK, İstanbul Provincial Director of Youth and Sports Mr. Ömer GÜMÜŞ, Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Mr. Kadir TOPBAŞ, District Governor of Beylikdüzü Mr. Yusuf ODABAŞ, Major of Beylikdüzü Mr. Yusuf UZUN and many other politicians and sportsmen.
A WORLD RECORD WITH PHOTOGRAPHS
Many valued national and international underwater photographers will take several pictures during the event which will be exhibited last day as"A World Record with Photographs Exhibition". The exhibition will continue in several cities in Turkey and other countries as yet unspecified.
RECORD TEAM
Supervisor: Namık EKİN
General Coordinator: Samuray KALKAN
Aquarium Project Engineer: Ayhan MİLDAN (ASM Construction)
Aquarium Tech. Hardware: Angün Cam & Serdar ERDEN
Internet Broadcast and Web Services: Plus4Web Internet Technologies – Dinçer UYGUR
Land Photographers: Sadettin & Mediha AŞKIN
Underwater Photographers: Bedri SİNCAR
Underwater Video: Tacettin SAĞLAR
Underwater Support team: 16 BSS Club Members
Land Support team: 10 BSS Club Members
Medical Team: Medilife Hospital
RECORD DATE AND DURATION
The extraordinary record attempt will kick-off at 19:30 on Sunday 30 August with a splendid celebration and moral activities will continue during Cem KARABAY stays underwater. The first target date is at 19:30 on Saturday 5 September.

Then with the approval of medical team and Cem KARABAY second surfacing target date will be set as 19:30 of 9 September.

As the second target depends completely on the medical condition of Cem KARABAY the determining factor of extending or shortening the time will be physical and mental performance of KARABAY.

WHY DO I DO THIS?
Underwater and life is a story of existence which starts in mothers womb and carry on until infinity. This was in my mind when I started SCUBA diving.

As the importance of world seas and underwater life is highlighted after the global warming, I, as the President of Beylikdüzü Underwater Sports Association, have decided to set up a project to put on the map and introduce underwater world to people.

The best project I could think of was World Record of longest stay underwater with SCUBA where I can prove how the human body may be able to adapt itself and that it's possible to survive and perform all vital needs in the underwater environment.

People will be able to watch me as I eat, drink and even sleep underwater and they will witness that the adaptation to a watery life is not that hard as they witness the event themselves.

Also being in the second most respected records book after the Olympic Records I will be proudly representing our nation.
SPONSORSHIPS
MAIN SPONSORSHIP
• Logos will be present on all branding
• Names will be mentioned on press releases
• A flag will be shown by the diver in the aquarium
• There will be one single sponsorship

MECHANDISE SPONSORSHIP
Will be provided by equipment suppliers
• Logo will be present on the certain area of record area
• Logo will be used together with other product suppliers

CURRENT SPONSORS
Sponsors with agreements
• Beylikdüzü MİGROS Shopping Mall
• and new participators

BUDGET
Aquarium (Technical)
• Underwater communication and breating unit
• Diving Suit
• Diving Equipment
• Technical Support team

Medical Team
• Ambulance
• Medical Team
• Health and Nutrition

Organisation & PR
• General Coordination and sportsmen
• Guinness Adjudicator
• Press Relations
• Organisational Overheads
• Photograph Exhibition

Total Sum: 89,950 Euro
CONTACT DETAILS
BEYLİKDÜZÜ SUALTI SPORLARI KULÜBÜ Yönetim Kurulu Başkanı, TSSF Teknik Kurul Üyesi Cem KARABAY
SSI Facility Number: 729018
Dalış Merkezi Yetki Belgesi No: 157
SSI Instructor Trainer: 27967
Cmas-Tssf Instructor: 3*** Eğitmen
DAN - BLS-D Plus Instructor: 244639 (BLS/AED/First Aid)
DAN - Oxygen Instructor: 244639
SSI Specialty Instructor: 27967 (Night & Limited Visibility, Search&Recovery, Wreck Diving, Stres&Rescue, Boat Diving, Equipment&Techniques, Dry Suit Diving, Perfect Buoyancy, Deep Diving, Underwater Navigation, Underwater Photographie, Digital UW Photography, Enriched Air Nitrox)

Address: Atatürk Bulvarı Okatan Sitesi No :34 B Blok D:1 Adakent-Beylikdüzü / İST.
Phone: 0212 873 42 55 - 0538 361 07 58 - 0546 439 19 19 - 0506 892 28 19
E-mail: baskan@bss.org.tr

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