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Free scuba diving lessons at the Erie County Fair through Sunday

Free scuba diving lessons at the Erie County Fair through Sunday


((ERIE COUNTY FAIR OPEN)) 5 SEC A LOT OF US ARE HEADING TO THE ERIE COUNTY FAIR TO CHECK OUT THE RIDES AND DELICIOUS FOOD… BUT HAVE YOU EVER THOUGHT ABOUT SCUBA DIVING? THIS MIGHT SOUND CRAZY, BUT YOU CAN ACTUALLY GET A LESSON AT THE HAMBURG FAIRGROUNDS. NEWS 4’S ANGELA CHRISTOFOROS SUITED UP AND SHOWS US HOW EASY IT IS TO ENJOY THE WATER. ((THROUGH SUNDAY YOU CAN LEARN HOW TO SCUBA DIVE HERE AT THE ERIE COUNTY FAIR, AS LONG AS YOU’RE AT LEAST 12 YEARS OLD YOU’RE WELCOME TO COME OUT AND TRY IT, JUST MAKE SURE YOU BRING A SWIMSUIT.)) ((OUT HERE IT’S A FUN ATMOSPHERE WE’VE GOT VERY WARM WATER, THE SUITS, THE TOWELS, IT’S 42 INCHES DEEP.)) INSTRUCTORS WITH “GO DIVE NOW” TRAVEL AROUND THE COUNTRY… ON A MISSION TO PROMOTE SCUBA DIVING FOR PEOPLE OF ALL AGES. ((ON OUR BACK WE’RE WEARING A TANK AND A VEST WE’RE WEARING SO WE CAN ADJUST OUR BUOYANCY.)) I GOT TO WEAR A SPECIALIZED DIVE MASK WITH A BUILT-IN MICROPHONE… SO I CAN TALK UNDERWATER…. AND YOU CAN WATCH ME THROUGH A MONITOR. ((THE GEAR I’M WEARING WEIGHS 40 POUNDS BUT UNDERWATER IT FEELS MUCH LIGHTER AND ONLY FEELS LIKE A COUPLE POUNDS.)) ((THEY ACTUALLY MAKE A UNIT UNDERWATER THAT TRANSMITS UNDERWATER SO YOU DON’T HAVE TO HAVE A CABLE, SO YOU CAN SIT THERE AND TALK TO EACH OTHER ABOUT WHAT YOU’RE SEEING.)) DAVID, ALSO KNOWN AS “BIG WAVE DAVE” HOPES TRYING OUT SCUBA DIVING IN A SWIMMING POOL WILL ENCOURAGE SWIMMERS TO TRY SCUBA DIVING IN OTHER PARTS OF THE WORLD. ((THE EARTH IS 70% WATER SO YOU’RE ONLY ENJOYING 30% OF IT ON LAND SO BY GOING UNDERWATER YOU CAN ENJOY ANOTHER PART OF IT.)) ((YOU CAN LEARN HOW TO SCUBA DIVE HERE AT THE ERIE COUNTY FAIR FOR FREE THROUGH SUNDAY FROM 12 TO 7 PM. AT THE ERIE COUNTY FAIR ANGELA CHRISTOFOROS NEWS 4.))

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