Commercial Diving World Record


Noel McCully, a member of contacted us a while back with news that he had recently received a Guiness World Record for “The most hours logged in a diving helmet”. Here is how he has logged so many hours!

Noel-McCully01081I was born and raised in Hawaii where I grew up in the water. I graduated from the University of Hawaii with a degree in Marine Science. After a stint in the Army, where I learned to Scuba in the Fort Eustis Virginia Scuba divers 1971, I worked at the Pearl Harbor shipyard for a few years. I decided in 1976 that a career in commercial diving would fit me fine so I went to Commercial Diving Center in California. Soon after, I got a job in Hawaii with the local union laying offshore sewer pipe in 205 fsw on air. When that job ended, I stayed on with a local diving company in Honolulu until 1984 and signed on with Seaward Marine doing underwater ships husbandry. I’ve been with them ever since and that’s going on thirty years. With Seaward, its 4-6 hours a day in the water 3-5 days a week so one can accumulate some dive time. All of work is surface supplied usually wearing a Superlight by choice. Anyway, that’s how I’ve accumulated my Guinness record.

Here is the official certificate. Congrats are in order for Noel.

Guiness Diving Record

Does anyone else hold any diving records or awards? If you do please comment or send us a message. We are more than happy to give you a shout out.

Happy Diving!


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