633 Scuba Divers Set a World Record by Cleaning Up Ocean Garbage
A lot of world records are pointless. Like a guy from Indiana who once broke 46 wooden toilet seats over his head in under a minute. (Here’s the video.)
But this one actually made the world a slightly better place . . .
A bunch of scuba divers got together near Boca Raton, Florida on Saturday, and attempted to break the record for “largest underwater cleanup.”
They cleared trash from the ocean floor. And they all had to be in the water doing it at the same time to qualify.
The previous record of 614 divers was set in Egypt in 2015. And they JUST topped it.
Someone from Guinness was there, and the final count was 633. So they beat it by 19.
We haven’t seen an official total yet for how much trash they cleaned up. But they were right next to a pier and pulled out about1,600 pounds of lead fishing weights alone.