Longest Scuba Dive Attempt Scheduled For December 2015

A nonprofit group called Project Nautilus will attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the longest open-water scuba dive this coming December.

The group will be attempting to keep a diver submerged on scuba for 100 hours. Additionally, the organization will be fundraising for the Make-a-Wish Foundation with a goal of raising US$1 million.

Project Nautilus will be attempting to double the current record of 50 hours, with a four-day, four-hour dive. During that time, the diver will be doing everything from eating, sleeping and cleaning up the surrounding reef. (No word yet on where or how said diver will, ahem, relieve him/herself.)

The dive is scheduled to take place in December 2015 off of Coki Beach on the island of St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

The group is looking for volunteers to be safety or standby divers.

For more information, check out their Facebook page.

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John Liang
John Liang is the News Editor at DeeperBlue.com. He first got the diving bug while in High School in Cairo, Egypt, where he earned his PADI Open Water Diver certification in the Red Sea off the Sinai Peninsula. Since then, John has dived in a volcanic lake in Guatemala, among white-tipped sharks off the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, and other places including a pool in Las Vegas helping to break the world record for the largest underwater press conference.

1 COMMENT

  1. Thanks for the nod, John! It’s an ambitious project, and Allen Sherrod (the current record-holder) has left us some pretty big footsteps to follow in! We’re proud to be undertaking the challenge, and excited to be doing it for a worthwhile cause!

    As for “Diver Relief?” …It’s one of those unfortunate biological things that has been the subject of more than one brainstorming session. You know you’re on the right track to covering your bases when you’ve got to sit through a meeting on “pre-dive colon cleansing!”

    Again, our gratitude for helping us spread the word! If we can provide any additional information, you’re welcome to contact us, any time!

    Warmest regards!

    Keith

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