2,827 Divers celebrated Independence Day under the sea in North Sulawesi.
Since early this morning, people all over Indonesia celebrated the 64th. anniversary of the independence of the Republic of Indonesia.
The celebration was conducted in many ways; for example in central & local government offices they were conducted formally like the one at the Presidential State Palace.
Beside that, there were many other ways to celebrate which are less formal, like hanging the Red & White Flag from a 140 meters hill top in Entekrang, South Sulawesi.
The most spectacular one was the one held under the sea in Manado, North Sulawesi, whereby 2,827 people from all over Indonesia and other countries dived for more than 25 minutes 19 meters under the sea off the Malalayang beach near Bunaken. The huge number of Divers that took part in the event broke record of the Guinness Book of World Records, i.e. when 950 people dived in Maldive.
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I felt very happy to know that so many Indonesians gathered happily with very high nationalistic spirit to celebrate Independence Day. I hope that spirit would be maintained in regular daily activities, so that Indonesia can develop a lot much faster.
Photo: Courtesy of Antara