Over the October half term, nine aspiring scuba divers embarked on a four-day trip to Swanpool Beach in Cornwall.
Lucas and Rebato and Jay Rabheru from the Lower Sixth Form reported back on a fun-packed few days:
“The majority of us were working towards our PADI Open Water dive qualification, which, if passed, would allow us to dive almost anywhere in the world with another qualified diver without an instructor. Other divers were working towards their PADI Rescue Diver qualification.
“The first day of diving saw excellent weather, with the sea being a little over 15°C, and good visibility, allowing us to observe various types of marine life. After two dives, we warmed up, and tucked in to some homemade pizzas.
“The second day of diving was less inviting, with rain, wind, and large waves all posing a challenge to us. Visibility was next to nothing, and we even had to delay the dives to allow the waves to die down. Cold and wet, we overcame the adverse conditions, some of which were both challenging, and daunting to us as new divers. Underwater kit removal and practicing emergency ascents (CESAs) were especially challenging.
“Overall, it was an incredible experience, and something which we will never forget.”
"A huge thank you goes to Mr Hicks, Miss Goddard, Mr Richmond and Mr McDougall, without whom, diving at Trinity would not be possible.”
Lucas Rebato and Jay Rabheru
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