Newquay Mayor Andy Hannan linked up with local business Wavecrest scuba to see Newquay from a different perspective.
Wavecrest Scuba is a PADI 5 star Instructor Development Dive company based just a few miles from Newquay, Cornwall's surf capital.
Wavecrest offer a complete range of courses from trying out the sport in heated pools to the highest diving instructor levels. They offer a free pick up service and lunch so the whole family or groups can be catered for.
They also operate a dive shop and hire business all run from the school which is based just outside of Newquay.
Owner Diving instructor Mark Rayner and his team put the Mayor and his wife through some intense pool training ready to then get them out in the open sea off the headland all in one day
Andy Hannan was joined by Paddle for life organiser Matt Way and Dean Woods who also made a trip to the sea bed with Joe’s banner which has been all over the world.
Matt Way Joe’s Dad said “The training was really good, I’ve been trying to make the time to do this for years. This is the sort of experience locals should try its not just for holiday makers. We would like to thank Mark and his team who where also the first people to take a banner under water three years ago when we started the idea”.
'Joes Banner' has already travelled the equivalent of seven times around the world clocking up 304,426 km. Team Joe are now looking to get the figure up 400,000 km which is the equivalent of travelling from the earth to the moon.