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DID DEERFIELD BEACH BREAK ANOTHER WORLD RECORD AT THE PIER CLEANUP?

The annual underwater pier cleanup on June 15 gathered more than 600 scuba divers to break a Guinness World Record for largest underwater debris cleanup.

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This year’s annual Deerfield Beach Pier Cleanup and Guinness World Record Attempt brought a record number of people to the Deerfield Beach Fishing Pier on June 15 to participate both underwater, and above water. More than 1,000 people attended the event and 633 divers participated in the dive/record attempt, setting a world record for the largest underwater ocean cleanup. Dozens of organizations — scuba clubs, ocean conservation groups, dive shops, volunteer organizations and marine researchers — attended the event. The strong turnout revealed a large national and international network of people committed to conserving the ocean and its marine life.

Below, meet some of the people who attended this year’s event:

633 scuba divers participated in this year's Deerfield Beach Pier dive and Guinness World Record attempt, setting the record for largest underwater ocean cleanup.
Volunteers sift through debris divers collected under the Deerfield Beach Pier during the 2019 annual pier cleanup.
The Dual Family (Nikita, Eric and Nikolai) have participated on the annual pier cleanup every year for four years. This year the Boca Raton based family dove with Stoked on Salt (SOS), an organization committed to cleaning up the ocean and using the debris to make recycled art.
Charles Dupont is the Regional Manager for PADI in Canada. Dupont visited Deerfield Beach from Ottawa just to attend the cleanup and to support Project Aware. Project Aware is an organization committed to cleaning up the oceans. The Project Aware app allows scuba divers to log debris they collect while on dives around the world. In addition to Dupont, individuals from California, the northeastern states and other parts of Canada participated on the dive.
FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: Gina Crittenden, Brittany West and Jake Meyer are all members of the UCF scuba club. The club visited Deerfield Beach for the weekend to participate in the pier cleanup.
Artist Lis Miceli-Capano is the artist behind Stoked on Salt (SOS) Ocean Clean Up. She uses debris pulled from the ocean as a medium to create artwork. Her work can be found the Fort Lauderdale Beach (the bathrooms) and all along the Windjammer Resort in Lauderdale by the Sea.
James Webber from West Palm attended the dive with Police Fire Dive, Code 3 Divers, which does underwater body recovery and vehicle recovery.
The Womens Club of Deerfield Beach volunteered to help man the 2019 annual underwater pier cleanup and Guinness World Record Attempt. This year over 600 people participated in the dive, with over 1,000 attendees.
Dozens of vendors lined the beach boardwalk in Deerfield Beach on June 15 2019 for the annual underwater pier cleanup event hosted by Dixie Divers. Clubs, dive shops and ocean conservation organizations from across the state of Florida and nation came to participate.

Author: LOCAL NEWS

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