Every kid has that fantasy of doing something so incredible that they will catch the attention of the Guinness Book of World Records. Some of those kids grow up to be SCUBA divers, and never lose sight of that dream. A bunch of these grownups in the UK formed a group and have decided to take on this challenge with an attempt to break the world record for the most people SCUBA diving at once.
The standing world record for the most people diving simultaneously was set in 2009 in Indonesia, with a turnout of 2,486 divers. A company called ScubaClick intends to break that record in Swanage, Dorset, located in the United Kingdom. It is part of the launch of their online liveaboard booking and management system, which offers a more interactive platform for those who operate liveaboards and those who want to charter them. Each diver will pay a small fee to participate, which goes to several charities in the Swanage community, like Scuba Trust, an organization that assists disabled divers. Each participant will be entered in a drawing for prizes including a dive computer, diving suits, regulators, and more.
They are looking for participants at every level, including divers, dive boat operators, and kayak operators to assist divers with whatever may be necessary. Training will be provided on site for each type of participant. Divers will be required to be open water certified, have current diving insurance, and supply their own gear. Although the idea is to break a world record as well as create excitement about a new business, safety is the number one priority of this event.
They are seeking a few more sponsors, so if you or your business have resources to offer, this is a terrific way to contribute. Want to promote your SCUBA business? There will be an area cordoned for exhibition as well, so start crafting your pitch! Search the internet for ScubaClick for all the details.
The event will feature live music, a bar, and of course, cheering on all those divers who are making history. This is sure to be a memorable experience for the whole family, so mark your calendar for September 24, 2011 and be a part of a new world record!
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