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Scuba diet for New Year

PUBLISHED: 13:03 28 December 2001 | UPDATED: 15:22 03 March 2010

HOW about this for the perfect way to work off the excesses of the fattening festive season?

Ipswich Sub-Aqua Club will be holding a try-dive day at Crown Pools for anyone who ever wanted to attempt scuba diving.

HOW about this for the perfect way to work off the excesses of the fattening festive season?

Ipswich Sub-Aqua Club will be holding a try-dive day at Crown Pools for anyone who ever wanted to attempt scuba diving.

Adults and children are welcome to go along and have a go at a cost of just £2.

The event runs on New Year's Day from 10.30am to 3pm and all equipment will be provided.

The scheme has been running for several years and is used as a vehicle for introducing the sport of sub-aqua diving to those who have always wanted to try it but do not know who to contact.

Dylan Cross, training officer at Ipswich Sub-Aqua Club, said: "After the thrill of Christmas Day people are lost as to how to occupy their time in the following week, also what better way to wake the senses up after New Year's Eve revelling and do a bit of scuba diving."

Mr Cross, 44, caught the scuba diving bug on a holiday to Jersey more than 20 years ago but only started pursuing the hobby more seriously in the last few years.

He continued: "At the end of the day it's the sort of sport people look at and think they would like to have a go but don't really know how to go about it.

"It's an amazing experience. I always compare it to being like having your own aquarium around you when you dive."

The event will be held in a section of the main pool at Crown Pools.


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