Old-time diving attracts visitors from overseas
THE old time diving equipment event at the Trawler Wharf during the long weekend has been described as a roaring success by event organiser Frank Zeigler.
Mr Zeigler said the event, hosted by the Historic Diving Society of Australia Pacific, attracted people from all parts of Australia, New Zealand and South America.
“We had eight graduands, people who took their first dive at the weekend … and there were more than 40 divers, and every one of those more than 40 divers took the opportunity to dive,” he said.
Old time diving equipment stemming as far back as the 19th century was on show at the weekend.
Mr Zeigler said he was amazed at the number of people who turned up from the general public.