World Record for the Largest Underwater Cleanup Set
WE DID IT!!!
Today On International Surfing Day 2019, the world record was set in Deerfield beach for the largest underwater clean up!! In the world y’all!! Huge shout out to Dixie Divers for an amazing accomplishment and for bringing us all together!! @islandwatersports Stoked on Salt, Surfrider Broward, Project Aware and the City of Deerfield Beach.
Guinness adjudicator Michael Empric traveled from New York City to do the official head count between 9 a.m and 11 a.m. To be counted, divers had to enter the ocean through a set area & stay in the water at least 15 minutes.
The previous record for the most divers taking part in an underwater cleanup was held by Ahmed Gabr, a former Egyptian Army scuba diver, with a team of 614 divers in the Red Sea in Egypt in 2015.
The total of trash removed weighed at over 2000 pounds. Fishing line, led, plastic, rubber, and all kids of debris was cleaned up by 631 divers and hundreds of beach volunteers.
Island Water Sports is blessed to be apart of this ocean loving community