Guinness World Record Attempt at Largest Formal Underwater Dinner Party

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On Saturday 12th May, 2500 or so “would be diners” will be sitting down to a 3 course banquet - underwater!

The purpose of this bizarre extravaganza, part of The Park Club's Mad May Day, is to raise vast sums of money for some very worthwhile national and local charities.

Assistance with the technical details of eating and breathing underwater will come from International Space School, The British Sub Aqua Club and affiliate members. Teamed up with The Park Club's rather splendid 25 metre outdoor pool (with adjacent bar), support from a leading dive school with over 40 dive masters on tap, donations of some seriously outrageous ballgowns London’s top fashion houses....... the table is being set!!

Background On The Guinness World Record

On June 26 1989, 8 people including Chris Darwin, great great grandson of Charles Darwin, sat down to a 3 course banquet on the summit of Mt Huascaran, Peru (22,604 ft). Known as the “Social Climbers”, these complete lunatics attained a World Record for the Highest Formal dinner party on earth, whilst raising over £10,000 for the National Heart Foundation.

On March 15, 1991, 100 – or so people sat down to another dinner party – this time underwater! With Jimmy Nail as the Head Waiter, Radio One presenting the organisers with the Golden Nose for the Maddest Sporting Event, BBC, ITV, Sky and national press covering the event, over £50,000 was raised for Comic Relief’s Mad Sporting Week in just under 4 days!

What will happen on May 12th 2007 remains to be seen!

April 4, 2007