Longest underwater live radio broadcast sets Guinness World Record by Simon Clarke

Longest underwater live radio broadcast sets Guinness World Record by Simon Clarke

Having overcome his fear of water, radio presenter Simon Clarke has now splashed the Guinness World Record for the longest underwater live radio broadcast.


The Wave 105 presenter took the plunge to spend five hours and six minutes underwater interviewing a host of guests including Andark Diving Centre director Andy Goddard.

Simon submerged to broadcast his show at 11am to raise money for the radio’s fundraising scheme Cash 4 Kids and surfaced just after 4pm.

The live broadcast featured a number of guest interviews including Dr John Bevan, first man to dive to 1,000ft and driving force behind Gosport Diving Museum, Phil Harding from Time Team, as well as experienced diver and Polar explorer Paul Rose.

He also spoke to Damien Field, a representative from Guinness World Records, and Mark Waldron editor of The Portsmouth News.

Simon, who overcame his fear earlier this year by taking swimming lessons, said: “It’s all a bit overwhelming, I’m not used to being the centre of attention, but the response from our listeners has been amazing.

“Thank you to everyone who took the time to send messages or donate to Wave 105 Cash 4 Kids.”

The documents are being sent to Guinness World Records and Wave 105 eagerly awaits the record confirmation.

Damian Field, an official from Guinness World Records, said: “We’d like to congratulate Simon and Wave 105 on what sounds like a terrific effort. We look forward to receiving the evidence so that the attempt can be verified.”
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