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118 Countries and More to Come

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Karin Sinniger holds the world record for diving in the most countries - now at 118 UN-recognized nations. She recently broke her world record by adding Afghanistan, Libya, Tajikistan, and Somalia to her achievements, with help from adventure travel company Untamed Borders in London. Eritrea is next on her list. She has also dived in many disputed and non-UN recognized territories - totaling 192 of the 330 recognized by the Travelers' Century Club.

Sinniger, a Swiss, U.S., and British (Hong Kong) citizen, has been diving since 1992 and has logged over 1,000 dives. She lives in Angola, where she decompresses by practicing law when not diving. "I've been shot at by African border guards; dodged crocodiles, hippos, and great white sharks; dived under the ice with Santa Claus, and in volcano craters, caves, trains, and submarines," said Sinniger. "But diving with a retired logging elephant in India's Andaman Island was a unique experience."...

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