Underwater ironing [Most divers | Openwater]
Last updated: November 15, 2017 at 14:33 pm
102 scuba divers ironed various items at the Middle Brighton Baths, in Victoria, Australia, on February 12, 2012. Proceeds were donated to PADI Project Aware.
PREVIOUS RECORD: 86 divers (including 6 freedivers) ironed various items at depths varying from 6 to 55 m (20 to 180 ft) at the National Diving and Activity Centre (NDAC) near Chepstow, Gloucestershire, on January 10, 2009. Water temperatures averaged 5°C (41°F) and air temperatures reached as low as -2°C (28°F). The event was organised by Gareth Lock, Morag Ward and John Turnock of the Yorkshire Divers Internet Forum. In addition to breaking the world record, the aim was to raise money for the RNLI, the charity of choice for the forum for 2008-2009.
Although 128 scuba divers took part in the British event at the National Diving and Activity Centre, only 86 were able to iron within the 10-minute regulation time.
Yorkshire Divers Internet Forum
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Jeffrey Gallant is the Editor-in-Chief and Records Keeper of the Diving Almanac. He is also a contributing editor of DIVER Magazine, and the scientific director of the Greenland Shark and Elasmobranch Education and Research Group (GEERG). Jeffrey started diving in 1982.