A monofin is a single fin that sits on both feet.
Guinness World Records showcased Shaaban’s achievement on Thursday in a TikTok post.
Shaaban broke a record held since 2011 by three men, the Italians Cesare Fumarola and Stefano Figini and the Egyptian Soliman Sayed, who achieved jumps of 2 meters (6 feet 6 inches) each.
The Shaaban jump took place at an Egyptian Diving and Rescue Federation event in Cairo in November.
“The bigger muscles make it harder to run in the water, so I exercise to … increase flexibility, improve muscle reflexes, and of course build stronger legs,” he said.
Shaaban is also one of the fastest underwater sprinters in the world, according to the report.
“As a sprinter, I understand that even thinking burns oxygen, so I tend to focus on the present moment. Part of our training is learning to be extremely relaxed in the water.”