Member Profiles

Peggy Race

Peggy Race

I have been diving for ten years though I have wanted to dive since I was a child.  I grew up in the American Midwest, the geographical centre of the North American continent.  It wasn’t until I moved to the UK that I lived near enough to a marine environment for this to be practical.  I learned to dive on a holiday in the Greek islands.  I was a holiday diver for a few years and had to take a refresher course at the start of each holiday as it was always a year since the last dive.  That was mad!  I live on an island!  Coming home from the last Greek diving holiday, our Washing machine broke.  We had to call a repairman out to fix the washing machine and he noticed that we had diving stuff out on the line . . . The repairman was Alex Carruthers.  He mentioned that he belonged to a dive club and told me about it . . .Eventually, I joined. I have since become a big flag waving champion of diving in Scotland.  A good dive here can beat anything the Mediterranean has to offer!