Story: Diving and snorkelling

Underwater ironing (2nd of 3)

Underwater ironing

In this unusual underwater event on 23 May 2005, 50 scuba divers from the Tutukākā diving club descended to 29 metres in order to break the world record for ‘extreme ironing’. The record is measured by multiplying the number of divers by the depth at which they iron. It has been lodged with the Guinness Book of Records.

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Diving and snorkelling - Diving for a purpose', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 9 April 2020)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 12 Jun 2006