Meet ‘Dr Deep Sea’ With A World Record Of Living 74 Days Underwater & Is Still There!

by Tejashee Kashyap
Meet ‘Dr Deep Sea’ With A World Record Of Living 74 Days Underwater & Is Still There!

Living underwater is a concept that has fascinated humanity for centuries. The idea of creating habitable environments beneath the waves has captivated the imaginations of scientists, researchers, and visionaries alike. But now, a university professor from Florida, Joseph Dituri also known as Dr. Deep Sea has made it possible. He gained worldwide recognition for his remarkable feat and for breaking the world record of living underwater for an astounding number of 74 days, and more.

Underwater Living For More Than 74 Days!

Joseph Dituri’s extraordinary feat captured the imagination of people worldwide, inspiring future generations of aquanauts, researchers, and explorers. Throughout his record-breaking 74-day stay, he was staying at Jules Undersea Lodge, an underwater hotel situated in Key Largo, Florida.  Reports have it that the previous record was of 73 days, 2 hours, and 34 minutes which was also set at the same lodge in 2014 by two Tennessee professors, Bruce Cantrell and Jessica Fain.

His daily routine consisted of a carefully planned schedule that included physical exercise, maintenance tasks, and extensive communication with the surface team. Dituri’s diet primarily consisted of nutrient-rich foods, specially designed for underwater habitation, and he underwent regular medical check-ups to monitor his health.

He eats a protein-heavy meal of eggs and salmon prepared using a microwave, exercises using resistance bands, does his daily pushups, and takes an hour-long nap, reports add.

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How’s Life Underwater For Dr Deep Sea?

Dituri intends to remain at the lodge until June 9, when he will finish 100 days underwater, a project known as Project Neptune 100, despite having already set a world record.

According to reports, Dituri’s Neptune 100 mission will carry out a variety of medical and oceanographic studies as well as educational outreach initiatives planned by the Marine Resources Development Foundation. His extended stay provided valuable insights into the effects of long-term habitation in an aquatic environment, shedding light on the potential challenges and benefits of underwater exploration and habitation.

Dituri’s purpose also entails teaching online and streaming interviews from his underwater digital studio. He has taught more than 2,500 students in marine science online courses and traditional biomedical engineering courses at the University of South Florida during the course of all these days underwater.

However, Dr Deep Sea truly misses the sun!

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Cover image credits: Instagram/Dr Joseph Dituri