Beachmere resident and open heart surgery recipient Jacob
Proctor has proven he's all heart after he and his father captured
their first scuba diving experience as part of council's Adventure
Eight-year-old Jacob tried his hand at scuba diving at the
Bribie Island Aquatic Centre after mum Rebecca booked the pair in
for a class through Adventure.
Mrs Proctor said growing up, doctors advised that Jacob may
experience difficulties with physical activities, but with
Adventure and Scuba Come and Try, Jacob was able to give it a go
thanks to the activity's controlled environment and shallow
"Without participation in this program, Jacob may never have
been able to experience Scuba Diving.
"Seeing Jacob being able to participate in new experiences and
being able to do so as a shared experience was a highlight for
"Jacob loved being able to stay under the water and breathing
underwater was Jacob's favourite part.
Jacob captured his scuba diving adventure and is now in the
running to win a GoPro Hero5.
As part of the Adventure program, participants go into the draw
to win a GoPro Hero5 if they upload their favourite photo of
themselves, family and friends participating in the range of
Mrs Proctor said Jacob has decided he would love to continue
"If he is serious to pursue this interest further his
cardiologist is interested in researching him as a case study.
"While the open ocean may be a little way off, there are plenty
of pools and programs in the region where he can develop his
Spaces are still available for the Adventure program and
participants can still enter the competition before June 30.
for more information on the list of activities available and to find out more about how you can win a GoPro