Maldives is to attempt to break the Guinness scuba dive world record in 2020.
Tourism Minister Ali Waheed announced this during a press conference on Wednesday, where he revealed that the ministry plans to hold various events to mark World Tourism Day next year.
He said that these plans will be announced at an event held in January.
A number of events were held this year as well, and the country broke Guinness Record for simultaneous free-diving. A total of 521 individuals took part in the free-diving held event held on October 1, including the incumbent president.
While this year’s tourism day events were held in Vaavu atoll, the minister said that next year’s events will be held “in another atoll.”
He said that the biggest event planned for September 27 is to form a “human ring” underwater, surrounding one of the 200 islands in the country.
Noting that this will be an attempt to break the scuba dive world record, Waheed said that this record is held by about 500 individuals.
He added that Maldives’ attempt to break the record will be advertised throughout the world, beforehand.
In addition, the minister revealed that an event will be held with three world famous sportsman, as part of the work to promote the country. Special events are to be carried out in London and Dubai, among other destinations.
The 2020 World Tourism Day activities are to be held from 27 September to 3 October, with a Gala Night scheduled for the last day.