Sunday, 11 January 2009

Team Foxturd members help break world record for the most number of divers ironing underwater at the same time in aid of the RNLI.

Wilbo, Howard and GLOC all dived to 53m to partake in this record attempt.

Official Press Release:

128 scuba divers braved the freezing winter temperatures today, 10 January 2009, to attempt to break the world record, currently held by the Australians, for the most number of divers ironing at the same time underwater. The previous record was 72 but the British divers managed to get 86 ironing within a 10 minute period and this also included 6 freedivers. Water temperatures were in the region of 5 degrees Celsius and air temperatures as low as -2 degrees C. Divers covered the full range from technical diving with trimix to 55m to the shallow end at 6m.

The event took place at the National Diving and Activity Centre (NDAC) near Chepstow, Gloucestershire and was organised by Gareth Lock, Morag Ward and John Turnock of the Yorkshire Divers internet forum ( In addition to breaking the world record, the aim was to raise money for the RNLI, the charity of choice for the forum for 2008-2009. At the time of going to press, nearly £6000 had been raised from this event through application fees, sponsorship and a charity raffle.

Photographs of this event are available by contacting Tim Moran ( or Gareth Lock (

On the way down...

Howard using his 'Halcyon' ironing board!

Wilbo ironing away...

Wilbo and Howard on Deco after the dive