Divers all set to help new recruits make a big splash...

Divers all set to help new recruits make a big splash...

was the evening mail headlines.....

FURNESS Diving Club has invested £6,000 worth of donations into new equipment that they hope will help bring in new members. It means those wanting to learn how to dive no longer have to shell out the £2,000 they would normally need to take up the sport as the club, based down Barrow Docks, has all the kit beginners need. Furness Diving Club has 60 members and they would like to encourage many more to get involved. They have had the third-highest number of new recruits signing up in the country for the last two years according to the British Sub-Aqua Club. They are hoping to encourage even more people to get involved after they had £1,000 donated by the Cumbria Community Foundation, £5,000 by the Sir John Fisher Foundation and a boat given to them by James Fisher and Sons plc. Fundraising organiser Mike Fallows said: “We can help even more people learn to dive because they now don’t have to spend £2,000 to buy their own equipment. “Everyone is welcome from the age of 12 upwards as long as they can pass a basic medical. “Come along and have a taster session and if you like it you can start the training. Five dives in the pool and five in open water and then they will be qualified divers. “Get in touch if you are interested at the website or on Facebook” People can also turn up at the club’s training sessions at The Park Leisure Centre, Barrow, at 7.30pm on a Tuesday night or from l0am every Sunday at the club. Go to www.bsac61.com or call 01229 871143 for more information.