Friday, January 16, 2009

British scuba divers break world record... for underwater ironing

Who knew there was even a pre-existing record to break?!

The divers braved water temperatures of just 41F (5C) to carry out the attempt at the bottom of a 173ft-deep flooded quarry.

They each had to iron one item of linen within a 10-minute time limit - and 86 of them completed the task under the watchful eye of adjudicators.

The group beat the previous world record of 72 set in Melbourne, Australia, last year.

Their incredible feat at the National Diving and Activity Centre in Chepstow, Wales, was captured on camera by 11 photographers armed with special underwater cameras.

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Paul Wakefield said...

As a Brit now living in California, I have to take my hat off to these guys!
I hate ironing but at 5degC at the bottom of a quarry ???

And I thought it got cold in Monterey!
Any more photos / videos anywhere?

Neutral Dive Gear said...

"Any more photos / videos anywhere?"

Paul, we actually just received some photos from Mark O'hara -- one of the record holders!

We'll be posting them soon, so be on the lookout!

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