Into the dark: Russian Navy frogmen break record with 416m dive (VIDEO)
The experienced divers had to spend three days in a compression chamber before they could begin the journey into the dark void using a diving bell, operating from the Igor Belousov navy rescue ship, the Defense Ministry reported on Tuesday.
During their mission, the frogmen surveyed the area and practiced connecting oxygen lines to a submarine model. The men also unfurled the Russian flag to celebrate their record-breaking dive.
The previous record of the Russian Navy was set last year when the same squad descended 317 meters.
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