- Associated Press - Saturday, October 4, 2014

KEY LARGO, Fla. (AP) - Two Tennessee college educators have submerged in an underwater habitat in a Florida Keys lagoon to teach online classes and attempt to break a record for the longest human underwater habitation.

Roane State Community College associate professor Bruce Cantrell, 63, and adjunct professor Jessica Fain, 25, dove 25 feet to Jules Undersea Lodge Friday.

While underwater, they are to host a weekly live online program about marine science open to all students via YouTube. In addition, Cantrell is to teach a college credit class online for Roane State students.

The duo also hopes to remain underwater for 73 days and if successful, will break the current record of 69 days and 19 minutes, established by Rick Presley at Jules in 1992.

The habitat has two bedrooms and a common living room.


Online: https://www.roanestate.edu/classroomunderthesea

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