Florida man breaks record for living under water

STORY: This explorer just broke the world record for living under water

Location: Key Largo, Florida

Joseph Dituri is a diver and medical researcher

Date: May 13, 2023

He plans to live in this underwater hotel for 100 days

and has already beaten the previous 73-day record for underwater habitation set in 2014

[Joseph Dituri, Medical researcher]

"The record is a small bump and we love it, and I really appreciate it and I’m honored to have it, but we still have more science to do; the science doesn’t stop here.”

Dituri monitors his body's response to long-term exposure to extreme pressure

The information could be useful for future deep-sea marine missions

"So the thing that I miss the most about being on the surface is literally the sun. The sun has been a major factor in my life, I usually go to the gym at five and then I come back out and watch the sunrise."