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8th July 14

All set for Royal event to mark BSAC Presidency handover

Tomorrow BSAC will be personally thanking HRH The Prince of Wales for his 40 year tenure as President of the British Sub-Aqua Club at a special event in London.

The event will be all the more special as his son, The Duke of Cambridge will also be attending, to officially take over the reins as BSAC’s new President.

And with less than 24 hours to go, the BSAC HQ team, volunteers and young people are all preparing to travel dohrhwn to London for the big day!

Tomorrow’s reception is set to be a fantastic platform to raise awareness of scuba diving and snorkelling, UK club diving and the work that is currently underway to bring even more people into our sport, including the next generation of divers.

Young BSAC snorkellers and divers will have the chance to get in to the swimming pool with The Duke, an experience they will certainly remember for a long time.

Speaking ahead of tomorrow’s event, BSAC’s Chairman Eugene Farrell said the reception was a significant milestone for the club.

“Tomorrow is the perfect opportunity for us to mark the dedicated patronage which The Prince of Wales has given to BSAC over four decades, and also to welcome The Duke, who will be the third generation of his family to become President.

“We look forward to working closely with The Duke to inspire a new generation of young scuba divers and snorkelers and to discover the rich adventures and opportunities of the underwater world which we all have a shared interest in preserving and protecting.”

HRH The Duke of Cambridge will join activity sessions taking place in the swimming pool, snorkelling with some of BSAC's youngest members and buddying up with a young scuba diver for a short pool dive.

At the pool side, The Prince of Wales will learn about the success of BSAC’s successful underwater litter pick campaign, its recent diamond jubilee anniversary celebrations, and the Beachcomber and rock pooling sessions, designed to help young children learn about the diversity of marine life.

Please watch this space and BSAC’s social media channels for more information. We will release breaking news from tomorrow’s event on, Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and YouTube.