A new Guinness Record has just been broken and, besides being a historical event, it is a gift for the planet and all of humanity. On June 15, 633 divers collected garbage from the bottom of the ocean, in the area near the International Fishing Pier of Deerfield Beach, Florida, United States.
The divers submerged themselves in the waves and stayed at least 15 minutes in the water to be counted and achieve the goal, according to Sun Sentinel.
The event was organized by Dixie Divers and supported by the non-profit marine conservation foundation, AWARE and the PADI dive agency. They managed to show the call that produces the conservation of the environment.
All marine debris they collected will be sent to the AWARE Project’s largest marine debris survey database in the world to work on a policy change in Deerfield Beach and South Florida.
The previous record for the majority of divers participating in an underwater cleanup was by Ahmed Gabr, a former diver from Egypt, with a team of 614 divers in the Red Sea in 2015.