Fenland diving centre to hold unique underwater Royal Wedding party

DIVERS will go underwater to toast William and Kate’s big day on Friday as Fenland hosts a unique Royal Wedding party.

As billions of people across the globe prepare to enjoy street parties Gildenburgh Water, in Whittlesey, has organised a dive party which promises to offer an alternative to sandwiches and cakes in the street.

For 12 hours, divers from across Cambridgeshire will celebrate the happy couple’s wedding with non-alcholic bubbly at the former brickyard lake site.

Free entry, swimming and canoeing for spectators at the national scuba diving centre in Whittlesey is expected to draw the crowds with a lavish array of ‘royal dishes at peasant prices’ on offer.

Chief instructor Ian Forster said: “A Royal Wedding is a rare event and most people want to do something different on the day.

“Diving appeals to young and old alike, so it’s a great way to enjoy some relaxing, quality time with friends and family by the water. There’s even a large screen TV for those who want to watch the Royal Wedding live.”

To keep the fun bubbling above the water as well as under it, Mr Foster has organised a treasure hunt for crowns and tiaras, mystery land and lake activities, a Royal Fancy Dress Competition, and lots of wet sponges to punish treasonous divers imprisoned in the stocks.

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Free tickets can be reserved on www.gildenburgh.com or by calling 01733 351288.

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