A Second World War veteran who is still diving at the age of 94 is set to star in a documentary.

Ray Woolley, who learnt to dive in the waters off Weymouth and Portland, claimed the title of world’s oldest scuba diver last year, an accolade that is recognised by Guinness World Records.

Now, he’s the focus of a documentary which will premiere at the 13th Cyprus International Film Festival in June highlighting his passion for diving and healthy approach to ageing.

Mr Woolley began diving with the Weymouth and Portland Sub Aqua Club in 1960, and he credits the club with helping to spark his passion for the sport. Speaking to the Dorset Echo last year, after his world record attempt, he admitted he is lucky to be as fit as he is - but it’s diving that keeps him going.

Now living in Limmassol, Cyprus, Mr Woolley is originally from Port Sunlight on the Wirral Peninsula. He served in the Royal Navy in the Second World War and SBS Special Force 281 in the Dodecanese. After the war, he trained as radio engineer and whilst working for the British foreign office was posted to Cyprus in 1964.

He was awarded the Cyprus Hearts of Gold Lifetime Achievement Award 2018 in December, which was presented to him by the British High Commissioner to Cyprus

Mr Woolley said that he is delighted with the film and is getting used to all of the attention he’s getting.

“It’s all come about by being active, that’s how I’ve been noticed. The attention is rather nice at my age; I’m doing something that I enjoy and people see I’m doing something a little different from what’s ‘normal’,” he said.

Mr Woolley has vowed to hold onto his Guinness World Record and is already planning a dive to the Zenobia wreck later this year.

Healthy eating and exercise are what keep people active at an older age, he believes, although he added: “Don’t deprive yourself, I enjoy a toasted bacon sandwich once a week.

“If I can inspire just one person to get up out of their chair and do something, then that’s great.