Saving Lives: Rescue service trains 74 scuba divers

The training covered various aspects like free style swimming and underwater diving


Our Correspondent November 04, 2016
Seventy-four scuba divers dance to set the world record for an underwater dance class at Sydney's Olympic Park Aquatic Centre in 2006. The divers were required to dance simultaneously for ten minutes to set the record. PHOTO: REUTERS

LAHORE: The graduation ceremony of the first batch of 74 trainers of Self Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus (SCUBA) diving course was held at the Emergency Services Academy Thokar Niaz Baig on Friday. Emergency Services Academy Director General Brig (retd) Amir Hamza said the training was to enhance the professional and practical skills of the rescuers and train them about use of newly purchased 108 SCUBA sets. The training covered various aspects like free style swimming and underwater diving, familiarisation with SCUBA parts, trouble shooting and underwater communication.

Published in The Express Tribune, November 5th, 2016.

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