I started by describing the various types of diving and what fascinates me so much about the underwater world. Then, having taken along a full set of equipment, I explained each item in turn, getting them to pass it along so that they could all handle it. One strong lady was persuaded to be kitted up! Finally, I spoke about the illustrations I had brought: with no means of projecting photos or video, I had mounted pictures on 7 large cardboard sheets - each holding up to 10 photos - which were pinned on the wall. Each sheet had a different theme, e.g. Big Creatures, Tiny Beauties, Undersea Dangers, Coral Reef World. Some photos were my own, others were gratefully received from friends, and the remainder were from copyright-free websites.
Afterwards they said it was one of the best evenings they’d had all year !!