GRADAC, 26 June 2019 – The ecological-diving club TIMUN from Gradac near Makarska on the Dalmatian coast came up with an original way to celebrate Statehood Day on Tuesday, by setting the Guinness World Record for the biggest flag ever to be placed on the seabed.
In the early afternoon yesterday, 20 members from the ecological-diving club TIMUN, as well as around 15 people from the beach in Gradac, placed a 22 x 10 metre Croatian flag at the bottom of the seabed, setting a new Guinness world record in the process. The flag once it was laid out covered a surface area of 220 square-meters.
The previous record was held by a group of New Zealanders who placed a flag covering a surface area of 160-square-metres flag at the bottom of the seabed.
“The idea was born last winter. Members of our club and our brother club from Mostar often hang out and we decided to do something original. We’ve been researching on the internet what exactly we could do to break a world record and then we found this. We have successfully set up a Croatian flag with a surface of 220 square-metres today, we photographed it all and set an official record,” Jakov Korljan, president of the association, told Dalmacija Danas.
Korljan said he was happy so many people followed the action and that the town’s prefect and tourist board director also came to support.