700 divers come together in Sesimbra to beat world record on ocean clean-ups
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700 divers come together in Sesimbra to beat world record on ocean clean-ups

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.

Oceandum Liberandum is thus appealing to all national divers to ‘come on board’, first by filling out the enrollment form on the association’s website.

Inscription costs €15 – the money to be channelled into local diving centres involved in this initiative.

natasha.donn@portugalresident.com