RSCC educators living underwater to break world record


Two Roane State Community College educators are more than halfway through their bid to break the world record for consecutive days spent living underwater.

Bruce Cantrell, associate professor of biology, and Jessica Fain, adjunct instructor, are living in Jules’ Undersea Lodge, a small underwater lodge located in the Florida Keys.

“You never know what’s going to swim by,” Cantrell told WBIR in a Friday afternoon Skype interview. “The first week we had a manatee swim by.”

The current world record of 69 days was set in 1992. Cantrell and Fain plan on living underwater for a total of 72 days. They went underwater Oct. 3 and will resurface on Dec. 15.


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