Rutley dives in at scuba event
MACCLESFIELD’S MP David Rutley plunged into the deep end of a swimming pool during a recent ‘Try Dive’ taster session.
The event, organised by East Cheshire Sub-Aqua Club ( ECSAC), took place at Macclesfield Leisure Centre.
ECSAC is a not for profit organisation based in the town which has been an active part of its community for more than 50 years.
The club offers experience of water activities that require specialist equipment and qualified tuition for people of all ages which are taught in a friendly and experienced environment.
ECSAC is also currently in the process of having a grant application consid- ered by Sport England, which if successful would provide funds for much needed new engines for its boat. David has written to Sport England in support of the application.
David said: “Taking part in the ‘Try Dive’ was great fun and I hope that many more people have the chance to take part in future sessions. I was very pleased to be able to support the important grant application and wish the club continued success for the future.”
ECSAC enjoys strong links with organisations such as local Scout groups and Sea Search Marine Conservation. It is also promotes environmental awareness through lectures and presentation evenings on subjects such as marine archaeology and marine life preservation.
In addition to offering diving memberships, ECSAC also provides social memberships, so that anyone can feel an active member of the group, even if they prefer to stay on dry land. As well as holding popular weekly diving sessions at Macclesfield Leisure Centre, ECSAC is keen to give participants as much experience of open water diving as possible, by making regular trips to outdoor diving locations nationwide. During last summer the club organised expeditions to Anglesey, Plymouth and Mull, in addition to visiting the Nemo33 deep indoor diving facility near Brussels.
To find out more about the club go to its website at www.ecsac.org.uk.