VISITORS to Stretford Mall could be forgiven for thinking the sun had gone to their heads when they saw Jared Logan mingling with shoppers.

The 14-year-old, who is one of the youngest members of the Sub C Divers branch of the British Sub-Aqua Club, was in north Trafford to promote an event aimed at encouraging more people to take up the sport.

He said: “Scuba diving teaches you self-control, self-belief, trust and self-confidence.

“You get to travel a lot and see and experience many fascinating things.

“Diving appeals to a broad range of people - our youngest member is around 12-years-old and our eldest is 85.”

* The Life's A Beach event takes place at Stretford Mall from August 6-9 from 11am to 4pm.