Photograph of Karl Holford at Fenham Lesiure Centre

Karl Holford

Karl belongs to: The Diving Centre Ltd

Karl learnt to dive through his father Stan. He grew up with diving with his brother Michael. Karl manages The Diving Centre Ltd, providing the diving community with equipment, training and advice.

Karl was interviewed by Carl Greenwood on 17 January 2006. The interview took place at Discovery Museum History office and lasted 38 minutes and 50 seconds.

Photograph of Karl Holford at Fenham Lesiure Centre
Photograph of Karl Holford at Fenham Lesiure Centre

Learning to dive in the North East

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"Just off the rocks at Cullercoats, a place called Table Rocks"

Just off the rocks at Cullercoats, a place called Table Rocks, itís still there now, and it was a like a man made, natural, natural swimming pool cut in the rocks, tide comes in and fills it up, and, just off there, and itís quite a well known dive spot now but at the time thatís where we, just off there. And predominantly at, up the North East coast at Beadnell, Seahouses, Beadnell, thatís where I spent a lot of my childhood up there. Great days. Halcyon days.

Thereís a myriad of life during the summer, lots of visibility and it compares very nicely with loads of other places around the world, dare I say the Red Sea or even the Indian Ocean. On its day, when the sun shines and the visibility and everything comes together you would think you were on the other side of the world.

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Childhood | The North East | Training

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