Scuba diving - Club whose members love going in at the deep end

PUBLISHED: 13:08 07 June 2007 | UPDATED: 15:08 12 May 2010

Father and son club members Lawrence and Steve Pearman, with instructor Nick Deaney – Pic: Daniel Wilson 2400DW2

Father and son club members Lawrence and Steve Pearman, with instructor Nick Deaney - Pic: Daniel Wilson 2400DW2

SCUBA enthusiasts in Buntingford are encouraging people to take the plunge and join them in the water. With Buntingford perhaps not being the first Scuba diving location that springs to mind, members of the Buntingford Horizon Divers Club are keen to rai

SCUBA enthusiasts in Buntingford are encouraging people to take the plunge and join them in the water.

With Buntingford perhaps not being the first Scuba diving location that springs to mind, members of the Buntingford Horizon Divers Club are keen to raise its profile in the area.

Chairman Malcolm Currie said: "We are a small and friendly club, run by the members for the members. Our problem has been attracting new members because few people know we exist."

The club is part of the British Sub Aqua Club and was founded more than 20 years ago.

It also has more than 30 members from across Buntingford, Royston, Puckeridge, Standon, and Litlington.

Malcolm said: "Scuba diving can be enjoyed by anyone, and we have a wide variety of people who come down.

"Training is free to all club members and you'll be able to work your way up from a beginner to first class diver in no time with the help of our experienced instructors and examiners.

"New members are welcome and you don't have to be an Olympic swimmer to be able to be a diver - just reasonably fit and healthy and be able to pass our simple swimming test."

Buntingford Horizon Divers Club is based at Ward Freman swimming pool and meets at 8.30pm every Wednesday.

The club also has its own 5.6 metre power boat.

For more information visit www.horizondivers.org or contact Malcolm Currie on 01763 271106 or by email at Malcolm@curriehouse.plus.com

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