Divers from across the United States and around the world are coming together in an attempt to break the world record for the largest underwater cleanup.
More than 700 divers are expected to take part in the record attempt in Deerfield Beach, Florida, on June 15, 2019. Sponsored by local dive centers, PADI® and Project AWARE®, the event brings together the local and international dive communities with dozens of teams including dive centers, clubs, university groups and members of the dive industry participating. Marine debris removed during the event will be recorded via Project AWARE’s Dive Against Debris®, an underwater debris data-collection program that improves the health of ocean ecosystems through localized citizen-science efforts and provides valuable information to help inform policy change.
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. Participants are highly encouraged to register in advance prior to the event. Online registration closes June 8th. Registration on the day of the event will be $40, cash only. Advance registration to be a diver or volunteer (free) is required. Those who choose to participate in the attempt will receive a 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.