OAPs Enjoy Scuba Diving Down Under
A group of pensioners are showing the world they are not too old to enjoy scuba diving at a site in Australia, it has been revealed. A total of six scuba enthusiasts aged over 70 regularly take part in diving at the Bayside's Ricketts Point in Albany. Some of the group have been diving at the site for decades, while others are new to the activity. Among the divers is 76-year-old Bob Whiteway. The former Marine Car Ricketts Point president said that although the activity was dramatic it was also safe. He compared the experience to seeing a scenic world while lying on a waterbed. Ivor Salkin, 84, has dived for 50 years and can often be seen at the site with his wife Pat in tow. The centre holds open days for people interested in diving to come and give it a go. Visiting one such session were Harold Hardwick, 82 and Dianna Whaley, 80. Diana said that she felt like a visitor to another world while diving.