Robson Green to explore seabed of Northumberland

Robson is pictured with BSAC diver Sarah Conner

TV presenter Robson Green has buddied up with scuba divers from Tyneside to explore shipwrecks on the seabed of Northumberland for a new television series.

Andy Hunt, a member of the Tyneside branch of the British Sub-Aqua Club (BSAC), helped in planning which wrecks Robson Green should dive on for the series, 'Tales from Northumberland', which will air on ITV in early 2015.

But before they took to the water Robson Green, a qualified diver who is well known for his 'Extreme Fishing' series, needed to be fully trained in the use of a full face mask so he could talk direct to the camera while underwater.

Pictured on a previous underwater dive of SS Coryton

I’m from Northumberland of course and have recently returned to live in the area. Diving with Andy Hunt and the rest of the BSAC team has been a wonderful and unforgettable experience.

There are three words very close to my heart when it comes to diving; that's health and safety, and during my BSAC training, I have never felt in safer hands.

– Robson Green

Andy Hunt, 42, an Engineering Manager for a tidal energy company, said: “I’m delighted ITV and Robson Green have taken an interest in the wrecks that lie off the Northumberland coast. I’m keen to draw attention to the wrecks and the history we have here in the North East and in particular off the coast of Northumberland."

Pictured on a previous underwater dive of Gun Rocks
Robson Green during his training with the Tyneside branch of BSAC

BSAC is the national governing body for UK scuba diving and is made up of 120 dive centres and 1,000 plus family friendly and sociable clubs, run by volunteers, up and down the country and abroad.