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  • 10 May 2014, 2:19

Wills Wants George To Dive Into The Deep

The Duke of Cambridge has said he hopes his son George will one day experience the "extraordinary sights" of the underwater world, as he became president of scuba diving's governing body.

Prince William has followed in the footsteps of his father, the Prince of Wales, and grandfather, the Duke of Edinburgh, by taking the helm of the British Sub-Aqua Club.

He marked his new presidency by writing a foreword for Scuba, the organisation's magazine: "Just like my grandfather and my father, I am proud to say that I learnt to dive with Bsac, and share your passion for the sport and the underwater world.

"I hope that one day my son, George, will also experience the wonders that snorkelling and scuba diving have to offer."

He stressed he was keen to continue his father's determination to preserve and protect the marine environment, wildlife and heritage.

"The underwater world truly captures the imagination and broadens horizons. I have been fortunate enough to have dived in some stunning locations around the world," he said.

"Scuba diving really has opened my eyes not only to many extraordinary sights, but also to the responsibilities that we have as guardians of the underwater world.

"Which is why, as Bsac's new president, I hope to continue my father's legacy of striving to preserve and protect our precious marine heritage and environment for future generations."

Bsac represents more than 30,000 scuba divers and snorkellers and is made up of 120 dive centres.

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