A Basildon grandfather has become one of the world’s oldest to qualify as a scuba diver.
Brian Wall took the plunge and has earned his British Sub-Aqua Club (BSAC) Ocean Diver certificate at the grand age of 74.
It means he is currently BSAC’s oldest member to qualify and is certainly the oldest member of Basildon Sub-Aqua Club, the BSAC branch club which has helped him achieve his goal.

*Full story and pictures in Tuesday's Echo