There is still time to enroll
Around 700 divers are expected in Sesimbra this weekend in a new initiative to ‘beat the world record’ on ocean clean-ups.
Back in 2019, a similar event in Florida, United States, mustered 633 divers in 24 hours.
Association Oceanum Liberandum is hoping to do quite a bit better – thus breaking the current Guinness World Record.
The event, which begins at 8am on Saturday, involves accredited divers (divers with professional certificates) each spending 30-40 minutes in the sea, cleaning up any discarded rubbish that they find.
It is being support by Sesimbra Town Council as part of a series of activities organised to commemorate World Tourism Day (which falls on Monday).
A representative of the Guinness World Records organisation will be present.
Inscription costs €15 – the money to be channelled into local diving centres involved in this initiative.