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This week Mr Redmond (Physics) tells us about his exciting hobby.

What is your hobby?
Scuba Diving.

How did you get into it?
My neighbour got me into it as he is a very keen diver and would commonly share stories and pictures of his diving holidays. I had always enjoyed swimming so this seems an ideal hobby to get into. I went along to his club and did a taster session. I enjoyed that so much I joined right away and started learning to dive. What you do enjoy about it? When you're out on a dive it is a very calming experience as it is far removed from the norms of everyday and thus can be very relaxing. Exploring wrecks and reefs can be very exciting as you are never sure as to what you will find.

What would you say to some one who wanted to try it?
The easiest way of getting into diving is through a club as they can train you and then you have a group of people to go diving with afterwards. Look to see if there is a local scuba or BSAC club in your area. Most clubs will offer a try dive which involves trying on the kit and swimming around a pool to see if you enjoy it before having to commit anything.

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