A monofin is a single fin that fits over both feet.
Guinness World Records showcased Shaaban’s achievement Thursday in a TikTok post.
Shaaban powered past a record held since 2011 by three men, Italy’s Cesare Fumarola and Stefano Figini and Egypt’s Soliman Sayed, who each managed jumps of 6 feet 6 inches (2 meters).
Shaaban’s jump took place at an Egyptian Diving and Lifesaving Federation event in Cairo in November.
“Bigger muscles make it hard to sprint in water, so I work out to … increase flexibility, enhance muscle reflexes and of course build stronger legs,” he said.
Shaaban is also one of the world’s fastest underwater sprinters, the report said.
“As a sprinter, I understand that even thinking burns oxygen so I tend to focus on the present moment. Part of our training is to learn how to be extremely relaxed inside the water.”