Members of the St. Peters Young Farmers Club from Carmarthen traded overalls and Wellington boots for SCUBA tanks and fins at the Newcastle Emlyn swimming pool on Tuesday. The Young Farmers were taking part in Cardigan Sub Aqua Club’s “Try Dive”, a SCUBA diving taster session.

“It was amazing” said Caryl Davies, a young farmer, “I never imagined it would be so much fun. It’s really relaxing and peaceful as you glide along underwater”.

“Club diving is an easy way to get started exploring the marine environment. The club has all of the equipment and qualified staff needed for beginners to start their training. Training is initially in the pool, and then continues in the sea nearby” said club diving officer Gareth Roberts.

Once qualified as a diver, there are opportunities to continue developing aquatic skills in wreck diving, underwater photography, boat handing and much more!

The club organises regular trips locally in Cardigan Bay and along the Pembrokeshire coast. They also travel further afield to Anglesey, Plymouth and even to the Red Sea. Open to members from 12 years old, with no upper age limit, SCUBA diving in a club setting is a unique and sociable way to enjoy coastal waters. Families take part through numerous club sponsored camping weekends and barbeques.

Cardigan Sub Aqua Club are offering a taste of what the undersea world is like. Every Tuesday evening through the end of May at 7.30pm they are running a Try Dive at the Newcastle Emlyn swimming pool. Listen to a talk about sub aqua adventures, then put on diving equipment and get into the pool with a qualified instructor. Experience the sensation of breathing underwater and the relaxation of weightlessness.

Take the plunge and sign up for a Try Dive. Contact Alan Thomas on 07970 462 332 or email