Dr. Joseph Dituri, a university professor and medical researcher, has set a new world record by spending 100 days living underwater in the Florida Keys. Dituri lived in Jules’ Undersea Lodge, submerged beneath 30 feet of water in a Key Largo lagoon. He broke the previous record of 73 days, two hours and 34 minutes, set by two Tennessee professors at the same lodge in 2014.
… The project, dubbed Project Neptune 100, aimed to learn more about how the human body and mind respond to extended exposure to extreme pressure and an isolated environment and was designed to benefit ocean researchers and astronauts on future long-term missions. During his stay, Dituri conducted daily experiments and measurements to monitor how his body responded to the increase in pressure over time. He also met online with several thousand students from 12 countries, taught a college course, and welcomed more than 60 visitors to the habitat.