World Record Attempt

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Karin with Debundsha Fisher Ladies and Child

Karin Sinniger, 48, will attempt to scuba dive with an elephant in February in the Andaman Islands, India, to set a world record for scuba diving in the most countries. India will be the 115th country she will dive in.

“I’ve been shot at by African border guards; dogged crocodiles, hippos and great white sharks; dived under the ice with Santa Claus, in volcano craters, in caves, trains and submarines” said Sinniger. “But diving with a retired logging elephant will be a unique experience.”

Rajan, 59, used to be forced into the sea to push logs. Today, he only goes into the sea if he feels like it. “I hope he takes a liking to me and decides to go for a swim”, says Sinniger.

The Swiss, US and British (Hong Kong) citizen has been diving since 1992 and has logged over a 1,000 dives. She lives in Angola where she decompresses by practicing law when she is not diving.

A long time patron of the award winning charity Blue Ventures, Ms. Sinniger  hopes to raise awareness for the deteriorating condition of aquatic life globally.

She began her world record quest in 2005. “I travel a lot for business and decided that I would always try to combine a business trip with a visit to a new country to dive,” Sinniger said. She intends to continue marrying her interests in traveling and diving. Her next dive destination will be in Peru in April, where she will dive with sea lions.

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