Age is just a number. You don’t believe this? Read on…
Ray Woolley, 96-year-old war veteran, has broken his own record for the world’s oldest scuba diver for the third year running. Woolley, who turned 96 on 28th August, dived to a depth of 42.4 metres for 48 minutes to explore a shipwreck, Zenobia, off Cyprus.
With this remarkable feat, he surpassed his previous record of 40.6 metres for 44 minutes.
Woolley was joined by dozens of other divers.
Zenobia is a very popular diving site and is visited by thousands of visitors each year. It was a cargo vessel that sank in 1980 on its first voyage ever.
The event was sponsored by Larnaca Municipality and the town’s tourism board, who also surprised Woolley with a birthday cake. Woolley thanked everyone and, according to reports, exclaimed, “See you next year!”
Woolley served in the Royal Navy Radio branch in the second World War. He is originally from Port Sunlight in northwest England and currently lives in Cyprus.
In September, a documentary made on Woolley’s life called ‘Life Begins at 90’ will be screened at the Bosnia-Herzegovina film festival. –
Isn’t this an absolutely incredible achievement by this great-grandfather? What do you think?0