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PADI’s Underwater Cleanup World Record Attempt
June 15 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 amFree
PADI, the professional assocition for diving instructors, will be hosting an ocean conservation event in an effort to break the world record for the largest underwater cleanup. On June 15th, 700 divers are expected to participate in the world record attempt in Deerfield Beach, Florida. A judge will be present to make the record for Most participants in an underwater cleanup in 24 hours (single venue) official during the event. The title is currently held by Ahmed Gabr, who organized 614 scuba divers for a cleanup in Egypt on 5 June 2015.
All certified divers, whether new to diving or highly experienced, are invited to register to be part of the record attempt. Non-divers are encouraged to get involved as volunteers or to take the PADI Open Water Diver course prior to the event to join in the underwater cleanup.
The event is free to the public; however, a $30 administration fee is charged to be part of the record attempt to help pay for the official judging and other expenses of an undertaking of this magnitude. Advance registration to be a diver or volunteer (free) is required. Those who choose to participate in the attempt will receive a long-sleeve wicking shirt, a small gift bag and will be eligible to apply for an official certificate of world record attempt participation. Volunteers who are not in the attempt will receive a free event t-shirt and goodie bag.