Arilton Pavan, the owner of Dixie Diver, is not shy promoting a cause close to his heart. He spoke to at The Blue Wild Expo about last year’s record-setting attempt and the plans to do it again this year. Pavan is responsible for organizing the Guinness World Record for Largest Human Chain Underwater in 2018.

Arilton Pavan shows the 2018 Guinness World Record Certificate
Arilton Pavan shows the 2018 Guinness World Record Certificate

Last year’s June 16th attempt had 386 certified divers and teams of volunteers cleaning almost a ton of trash and 219 miles of fishing line from the Deerfield Beach Fishing Pier and surrounding shoreline while setting the record.

“Divers and non-divers are drawn to this event each year, and we are proud to not only host this incredible achievement but to further support the health of our oceans by doing our part to keep our local beaches clean.” Arilton Pavan

This year, Arilton wants to raise the bar significantly…Divers from across the United States and around the world are coming together in an attempt to set a new world record for the largest underwater human chain (and cleanup). More than 700 divers are expected to take part in the record attempt in Deerfield Beach, Florida, USA on 15 June 2019.

Certified divers can register online at and the organizers need Group Leaders, clean-up volunteers, and well-wishers!

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