most time dived

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  1. Hello folks.

    I am currently working with a French guy who is a retired sonar analyst on their boats. We got chatting the other day and I mentioned that I have had in a previous job a few weeks riding s and t boats here and there for reasons I won't go into now.

    He asked me a question I don't know the answer to. Do RN submariners have an offical log of time spent underwater? Apparently in the French navy they have a "dive book" with everything logged. He has an old colleague with rather a lot of time dived and wondered if there could be a way of establishing the world record.

    What do you think?
  2. I swam a length and a half of an olympic sized swimming pool when I was 15, if that's any help
  3. The French are renowned for loving paperwork. I have a place there and know what a right pain filling in all of their forms is. That is the answer.
  4. I always carried a dit book, does that count?
  5. Divers have Dive Logs. Submariners don't.
  6. We had a gronk board on one boat I was on
  7. That's clear then. No way of checking. They guy has apparently over 5 years logged which seemed a lot to me but I guess we'll never know. Thanks for your replies anyway!
  8. Absolutely. Lived here nigh on 10 years now and it never ceases to amaze me.

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