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Scuba divers from the Russian Geographic Society go for world records in Arctic seas
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Scuba divers from the Russian Geographic Society go for world records in Arctic seas

The Russian Geographic Society's underwater research team plans to attempt several world diving records in the White, Black and Arctic seas, the team's leader Dmitry Shiller said, the Rossiya Segodnya news agency reports.

"Next year, we have plans for expeditions to the White Sea, the Arctic and then the Far East, as part of the 13 Russian Seas Project. In the meantime, we will also go diving in the Baltic and Black seas. I hope in three to five years we will have dived in all 13 seas of the project," Shiller said.

He said the goal is to perform tasks at the maximum depth in record time.

The teams earlier set a record in the Barents Sea after submerging to 11 meters for 102 minutes.