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How deep is your love: Kate Middleton gets advanced diving certification just like William

Published 02/08/2015 | 13:23

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge waves to a british competitor during the Women's Laser Radials race on Day 10 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Weymouth & Portland Venue at Weymouth Harbour on August 6, 2012 in Weymouth, England. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge waves to a british competitor during the Women's Laser Radials race on Day 10 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Weymouth & Portland Venue at Weymouth Harbour on August 6, 2012 in Weymouth, England. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge walks in the boat park on Day 10 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Weymouth & Portland Venue at Weymouth Harbour on August 6, 2012 in Weymouth, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge gestures to Prince William, Duke of Cambridge as she helms an America's Cup yacht as she races Prince William, Duke of Cambridge in Auckland Harbour on April 11, 2014 in Auckland, New Zealand. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are on a three-week tour of Australia and New Zealand, the first official trip overseas with their son, Prince George of Cambridge. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Britain's Prince William (R) and his wife Catherine (C) prepare to sail on Team New Zealand's America's Cup yachts on Auckland Harbour on April 11, 2014. Britain's Prince William, his wife Kate and their son Prince George are on a three-week tour of New Zealand and Australia. AFP PHOTO/POOL/FIONA GOODALL (Photo credit should read Fiona GOODALL/AFP/Getty Images)
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge on board an America's Cup yacht in Auckland Harbour on April 11, 2014 in Auckland, New Zealand. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are on a three-week tour of Australia and New Zealand, the first official trip overseas with their son, Prince George of Cambridge. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert-Pool/Getty Images)

Kate Middleton can add another string to her bow.

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The Duchess of Camridge, an avid sailor, has received her advanced diving certification issued by the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI).

Her love of the water is no secret as her first official appearance after the birth of Princess Charlotte was at a youth sailing club in Portsmouth and during her New Zealand tour last year, she beat her royal other half in a sailing race.

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Britain's Prince William (R) and his wife Catherine (C) prepare to sail on Team New Zealand's America's Cup yachts on Auckland Harbour on April 11, 2014. Britain's Prince William, his wife Kate and their son Prince George are on a three-week tour of New Zealand and Australia. AFP PHOTO/POOL/FIONA GOODALL (Photo credit should read Fiona GOODALL/AFP/Getty Images)
Britain's Prince William (R) and his wife Catherine (C) prepare to sail on Team New Zealand's America's Cup yachts on Auckland Harbour on April 11, 2014. Britain's Prince William, his wife Kate and their son Prince George are on a three-week tour of New Zealand and Australia. AFP PHOTO/POOL/FIONA GOODALL (Photo credit should read Fiona GOODALL/AFP/Getty Images)

Prince William is also a keen diver, who, like Kate, can now dive to depths of 98ft and is the president of the British Sub-Aqua Club and often dives during their annual holiday to the Caribbean island of Mustique.

A spokesman for Middleton said: "Diving is something the Duchess very much enjoys, and the Duke of Cambridge, who is of course President of the BSAC, has said in the past that he is hopeful his children will become interested in the sport."

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge gestures to Prince William, Duke of Cambridge as she helms an America's Cup yacht as she races Prince William, Duke of Cambridge in Auckland Harbour on April 11, 2014 in Auckland, New Zealand. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are on a three-week tour of Australia and New Zealand, the first official trip overseas with their son, Prince George of Cambridge. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge gestures to Prince William, Duke of Cambridge as she helms an America's Cup yacht as she races Prince William, Duke of Cambridge in Auckland Harbour on April 11, 2014 in Auckland, New Zealand. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are on a three-week tour of Australia and New Zealand, the first official trip overseas with their son, Prince George of Cambridge. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

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