Norfolk 10-year-old scoops scuba diving qualification in Jamaica

Lily making her first dive in Jamaica. Picture: Pete Lancaster

Lily making her first dive in Jamaica. Picture: Pete Lancaster - Credit: Archant

A 10-year-old Norfolk girl has qualified as a junior open water scuba diver.

Lily with her instrucor Yoge. Picture: Pete Lancaster

Lily with her instrucor Yoge. Picture: Pete Lancaster - Credit: Archant

Lily Lancaster, from Attleborough, acquired her certificate from the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) after completing a course in Jamaica.

Her granddad, Pete Lancaster, said he thought she could be the youngest in the region to obtain the certification.

He said: 'We got in touch with PADI to see if there was anybody younger than her in the region who had done it, but they couldn't tell us under the data protection act.

'We certainly haven't come across anybody at Lily's age who has done it.

Lily in the sea with her instrucor Yoge. Picture: Pete Lancaster

Lily in the sea with her instrucor Yoge. Picture: Pete Lancaster - Credit: Archant

'Regardless of whether or not she is the youngest, I'm really proud of her for what she's achieved.'

Prior to her course in Jamaica, Lily completed an indoor pool training course at Christal Seas Scuba in Norwich.

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She was also required to sit an exam and scored 47 out of 50.

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