Duchess Kate can now go deep, deeper than she’s ever been before out in the open ocean while scuba diving with her husband Prince William. Kate has just passed a vigorous test that weighs on both the mind and the body to get her certification allowing her go down to a depth of 98-feet in the open ocean waters.
According to E Online on August 2, Kate’s certification didn’t come easily. She wasn’t granted any special privileges when taking the test to be certified. She can now join her husband Prince William when he dives down to where the sharks dwell.
The royal couple love to dive during their vacations in Mustique, but up until now Kate was limited with the depth she could dive. Kate needed to stay in swallower water when William went down to where the real ocean wildlife swims, according to The International Business Times today. It is also where the big predators of different species of sharks dwell.
William is the President of the British Sub-Aqua Club and he has said he hopes that his love of diving gets passed down to his kids. With a mom and dad both donning masks and flippers, how can George and Charlotte not be interested as they grow?
The news of Kate’s new diving certification, which puts her in a more advanced class among divers, was confirmed by Kensington Palace. Kate passed the Professional Association of Diving Instructors Advanced Open Water Diver qualification test. As E Online puts it, “In far simpler terms, she can now scuba dive to a depth of 30 meter or 98 feet.”
So just what did Kate need to do to qualify for this new advanced level of diving? According to PADI’s website the divers need to complete five dives. One of those dives is an underwater navigation dive which sounds fairly tasking on both the body and mind. The divers are taught how to cope with the physiological effects of the deeper depths when scuba diving. She needed to demonstrate that she could use a dive knife and a compass.