Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Organizers Are Rallying Divers For The World’s Largest-Ever Underwater Cleanup


An attempt is being made to break the world record for the largest-ever underwater cleanup next month in Portugal.

The attempt on September 24th will take place off Sesimbra, Portugal, according to its organizers, a nonprofit group called Oceanum Liberandum:

“This is why we fight. For an ocean that preserves its ecosystem. An ocean that has no more plastic than fish. An ocean with vibrant colors and species that many are still unaware of. On the 24th of September we will all fight to leave this mark. In Sesimbra, for more than a record, for a living ocean for the next generations.”

To register for the event, go to

John Liang
John Liang
John Liang is the News Editor at 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.