A Florida professor who lived underwater for 100 days at a scuba diving resort in the Florida Keys awoke on Friday and saw the daylight for the first time since March 1.
During his stay at Jules’ Undersea Lodge, which is buried beneath 30 feet (9.14 meters) of water in a Key Largo lagoon, Dr. Joseph Dituri, also known as Dr. Deep Sea, established a new record for the longest period spent underwater without depressurization. Dituri declared, “I’ve been exploring for 100 days.” “I’ve been exploring my entire life, as well as the lives of future generations in the oceans.”
Dr. Deep Sea of Florida
Dituri broke the previous record, which was 73 days, two hours, and 34 minutes, achieved in 2014 at the same lodge by two professors from Tennessee. Dituri was officially recognized as the record holder on the Guinness World Records website on his 74th day.
Dituri, which was created to aid ocean researchers and astronauts on upcoming protracted trips, spent over three months studying how the human body and mind react to prolonged exposure to severe pressure in a remote location.
- Florida professor wakes up for the first time since March 1, experiencing daylight underwater.
- Dituri breaks the 73-day Guinness World Record at Tennessee Lodge.
- Dituri emphasizes increasing human tolerance for undersea world and habitat.
Dituri claimed that the record was never the main focus. It was about increasing human tolerance for the undersea world and for a secluded, cramped habitat, according to the author.
The retired U.S. Navy lieutenant who teaches at the University of South Florida and has a degree in biomedical engineering kept track of his body’s changes over time through daily experiments and measurements.
Additionally, he hosted more than 60 visitors to the habitat, taught a USF course, and collaborated online with thousands of students from 12 different nations.
The interaction with approximately 5,000 kids and their interest in maintaining, protecting, and revitalizing our marine environment is what Dituri found to be the most rewarding aspect of the project. At the World Extreme Medicine Conference in Scotland in November, he intends to share research from Project Neptune 100.