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For John Lynch the decision to pick up an iron on Saturday 10th January ended up with him in deep water. John, 38, from Sheringham laboured over an ironing board whilst he was 12m underwater and wearing scuba gear! 130 other divers joined John in a former quarry in Chepstow, Gloucestershire, trying to break a world record in the sport of extreme ironing underwater. The current holders of most people ironing underwater is held by 72 Australians. In another sporting clash between Britain and Australia, it is thought that John and his colleagues smashed the record.
The Guinness World Records is now studying underwater footage of
Saturday's attempt in the quarry at the National Diving and Activity Centre. It is
believed that more than 80 scuba-ironers were caught on film at the same time. To break
the record, the divers had to be recorded using an ironing board at least a metre long and
be seen ironing an item at least the size of a tea towel.
Below are some photographs of some of John's more exotic dives.