A DIVING training centre is back in the water after the government gave the green light for indoor gyms, pools and sport centres to reopen.

Euphoria Diving was closed for four months because of the coronavirus lockdown.

But staff took the plunge this week and started training sessions again.

One of the instructors, Phil Cleverly of Priory Vale described the changes that have been made to comply with Covid guidelines.

The 52-year-old said: “We have to be very careful now, all out equipment was being disinfected regularly before but now it’s being done after every use. We take everyone’s temperature, keep our distance and the instructor and students will no longer share equipment in the pool.

“The whole world has changed, so we just need to get used to the changes.”

Phil has been a scuba diver for the past 13 years after going to Euphoria in Devizes for a try dive.

That summer he went on holiday to Turkey with his wife Julie of 34 years where he got himself qualified to go 12 metres under water. He became hooked and decided to do some volunteering in at the school and make progress so he could go deeper under water.

Now he is excited to be getting in the pool again.

He said: “We get great enjoyment from teaching people, it’s really rewarding. It’s absolutely fantastic to be back and to see familiar faces.”