Baros Maldives worked in collaboration with the Maldivian Ministry of Tourism to break the Guinness World Record for the largest number of free divers to simultaneously free dive underwater with an astounding 523 divers. The event, titled Neyvaa: A Guinness World Record, successfully exceeded the current record of 280 people held by Torri del Benaco in Verona 2009.
Chosen for its outstanding house reef and sparkling turquoise lagoon, Baros welcomed the attempt to break the record in celebration of World Tourism Day 2019. Amongst attendees were the President of the Maldives, Mr. Ibrahim Solih, and New-Zealand’s free-dive champion William Trubridge.
Recognized as one of the most reputable Maldivian resorts, Baros’ abundance of lush vegetation and strikingly rich marine life is indicative of its legendary longevity. Baros was also one of very first resorts to establish a ‘Diving by Design’ experience for guests, which enables divers to select where they want to dive and what they wish to see in consultation with their very own professional dive instructor.
In light of maintaining the beauty of Baros’ reef, coral sponsorship initiatives were set up in 2009 where guests can sponsor a fragment of coral. These fragments are transplanted on to a personalized frame where participants will receive images every six months for two years of the coral’s growth. Baros Marine Centre began planting these coral lines in an effort to maintain the vitality of Baros’ house reef while promoting its growth.
With this world record attempt, Baros furthers its legendary status as a pioneer in the Maldivian tourism industry and a leader in global marine conservation awareness.
Baros Maldives is a boutique, private tropical island of 75 overwater and beachside garden villas and white sand beaches set in a turquoise lagoon, just 25 minutes by speedboat from the Maldives International Airport.
Guests can seek tranquillity within the Serenity Spa or experience an unforgettable culinary journey on Baros’ private sandbank or iconic Piano Deck in the middle of the Indian Ocean. The perfect setting for romance and relaxation, Baros offers a truly breathtaking Maldivian escape.