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Nostalgia: Diving deep into 1979 at Crown Pools for the sub aqua class

PUBLISHED: 14:30 27 December 2019

Someone had a great time underwater using the sub aqua equipment at Crown Pools  Picture: ARCHANT

Someone had a great time underwater using the sub aqua equipment at Crown Pools Picture: ARCHANT

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Divers explored the bottom of an Ipswich swimming pool as they learned how to use sub aqua equipment.

Do you remember the sub aqua sessions at Crown Pools in Ipswich?  Picture: ARCHANTDo you remember the sub aqua sessions at Crown Pools in Ipswich? Picture: ARCHANT

The sub aqua class was held at Crown Pools in Crown Street back in 1979 - giving people of all ages a safe environment to learn new skills and prepare for their holiday adventures.

A pair exploring the pool in their masks and oxygen tanks  Picture: ARCHANTA pair exploring the pool in their masks and oxygen tanks Picture: ARCHANT

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The enthusiasts were able to put on their masks and try out aqualungs and get to grips with life below the water's surface guided by instructors.

People preparing to take the plunge in Crown Pools  Picture: ARCHANTPeople preparing to take the plunge in Crown Pools Picture: ARCHANT

People appeared to be having a great time, as they explored the pool together using their oxygen tanks and masks.

Groups of people try out the aqua lungs in Crown Pools  Picture: ARCHANTGroups of people try out the aqua lungs in Crown Pools Picture: ARCHANT

One youngster used a waterproof pen and paper to write a note at the bottom of the pool, while underwater hand signals were practised between the group members.

Two of the divers feel their way round the bottom of the pool  Picture: ARCHANTTwo of the divers feel their way round the bottom of the pool Picture: ARCHANT

Do you rememember the sub aqua classes at Crown Pools in Ipswich - did you take part? To share your memories, email imagecurators@archant.co.uk

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