PEOPLE often spend their Sundays doing household chores such as ironing.
And it’s no exception for three Huddersfield divers tomorrow morning.
But instead of carrying out the task in front of the TV they will be extreme ironing in a world record-breaking underwater ironing attempt.
David Colley, Colin Smith and Andy Briggs will dive down into a quarry – the National Diving and Activity Centre – in Chepstow, south-east Wales, and start the ironing.
All are members of Huddersfield Sub Aqua Club.
In order to break the world record the divers will have to spend 10 minutes below water ironing, along with another 150 people.
The world record is held by a group of 72 Australian divers.
David, 35, of Birkby, said: “It’s an unusual thing and we’re just doing it for a laugh.
“It’ll be good to say I’m a world record breaker.
“We’ll only have to stay down there for about 10 minutes, which is a good think because it’ll be freezing.
“I’ve never done anything like this before, but it’ll be a great experience and one that I’ll probably do again.”
The rules are that they must dive down with a full-seized ironing board, a real iron and a garment to iron.
Everyone must then spend 10 minutes ironing the garment to break the record.
David, an operations manager for a furniture company, joined Huddersfield Sub Aqua Club about 13 years ago.
He is also a member of the Yorkshire Divers forum, which is involved in the charity event.
He added: “Diving is a great thing to do.
“I’ve always been a bit of a water baby and have been diving since I tried snorkelling on holiday and came back home and joined up.”
People in the extreme ironing challenge will be raising money for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.