By David F. Rooney
The first-ever scuba (scuba is an acronym for “self-contained underwater breathing apparatus”) diving course offered here was held at the Aquatic Centre this weekend.
Led by Sheldon of Serpent Aquatics in West Kelowna three novice divers — Alicia Kindret and Brian and Elizabeth Kozak — donned tanks, masks and fins for this course.
“Brian and I are planning to go to the Caribbean and we’d really like to dive,” Elizabeth said.
Alicia wants to go to Australia and dive along the Great Barrier Reef as well “go cage diving with sharks.”
Knowing how to dive puts those goals within reach of these three, but Sheldon Boyd cautions that knowing how to dive is not enough by itself.
“It’s important to know the local conditions,” he said, adding that this means using a qualified and “knowledgeable local diving guide.”
For more information about this program contact Meghan MacIsaac at 250-837-9351.
Here are a few photos from the first scuba diving class: