While it’s not the main point of his adventure, Joseph Dituri, Ph.D., a.k.a. “Dr. DeepSea” has broken the world record for time living underwater.
He posted on Instagram:
I’m humbled that my curiosity for discovery has led me here. My goal from day 1 has been to inspire — not only for generations to come — but for scientists around the globe who study life undersea and how the human body functions when in extreme environments.
And while breaking the world record is an exciting milestone, my mission doesn’t end here. I have 23 more days undersea to conduct research, engage with learners of all ages, and continue my journey of discovery.
Congratulations, Dr. Dituri!
Also, as you can see in the photo above, Dr. Dituri’s wearing KAATSU Air Bands. He is using them to reduce muscle atrophy while underwater, and I heard he is also investigating KAATSU’s potential for increasing Brain Derived Neurotropic Factor (BDNF), to help brains recover from Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).
Dr. Joe, we wish you well for the remainder of your 100 days underwater and look forward to your research results when you’re back on dry land!
I’m using Kaatsu cycle 2, for my stroke recovery for 2 years now. I know there is evidence exercise helps build new brain cells by boosting BDNF. It would be great to find out that my Kaatsu biking rides are enhancing the production of BDNF.