Divers To Team Up To Break Underwater Clean-Up World Record

Plastic carrier bags and other garbage pollution in ocean
Plastic carrier bags and other garbage pollution in ocean

The world record for the largest underwater clean-up is set to be smashed on June 15, 2019, at Deerfield Beach, Florida.

More than 700 divers from the US and beyond are coming together to break the current record set in 2015 in Egypt, where 614 participated in a clean-up dive.

The event is sponsored by PADI, Project AWARE, and local dive centers, and all the debris collected will be categorized and recorded via Project AWARE’s Dive Against Debris program. A judge from Guinness World Records will be present at the event to validate the record.

Event organizer and Dixie Divers Owner Arilton Pavan stated:

“This event will be environmentally and socially beneficial for the community as a whole… The cleanup will bring together divers, volunteers and local businesses, and further supports ocean health by doing our part to keep our local waters clean and raise awareness about ocean conservation efforts on a global scale.”

All divers are encouraged to take part and participate, and while the event is open to the public, there is a US$30/~£24/~€26 administration fee to take part in the event. The charge is to cover the cost of judging and other organizational expenses.

You can find out more and sign up here.