CAYO LARGO, Florida, US ( Associated Press) – United Nations banging college professor weekend record Of stay under water for a long time without depression in a diver’s housing Florida Keys,
Joseph Ditturi’s 74-day residence at the Jules Undersea Lodge, located at the bottom of a 30-foot-deep lagoon in Key Largo, was not much different from his previous days there since he submerged on March 1.
dituri, also known as Dr. Deep Sagar (“Deep Sea Doctor”), ate a high-protein meal of microwaved eggs and salmon, worked out with elastic bands, did his daily push-ups, and took one-hour naps. Unlike a submarine, the Lodge does not use technology to adapt to the increase in pressure under water.
The previous record of 73 days, two hours and 34 minutes was set by two Tennessee professors—Bruce Cantrell and Jessica Fain—at the same location in 2014.
Today I broke the world record for living underwater. The curiosity for discovery has led me here. My goal from day 1 has been to inspire generations to come, interview scientists who study life undersea and learn how the human body functions in extreme environments.
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— Joseph Dituri, Ph.D. (@drdeepsea) May 14, 2023
But Deturi isn’t satisfied with breaking the record and returning to the surface: He plans to stay in the lodge until June 9, when he reaches 100 days and completes an underwater mission called Project Neptune 100.
The mission combines medical and ocean research with educational outreach, and is organized by the Foundation for the Development of Marine Resources, which owns the habitat.
“The record is a small boost and I really appreciate it,” said Ditturi, a professor at the University of South Florida, a doctor of biomedical engineering and a retired US Army officer. “It’s an honor, but we still have more science to do.”
His research includes daily physiology experiments to see how the human body reacts to prolonged exposure to extreme pressure.
“The idea here is to populate the world’s oceans, live in them and take care of them and treat them really well,” Dituri said.