A DOCUMENTARY featuring Guinness world-record breaking Wirral scuba diver Ray Woolley has won a major international film award.

Life Begins at 90 premiered at the 13th Cyprus International Film Festival, scooping the award for Best Cinematography in a documentary feature film during the ceremony at Palia Ilektriki in Paphos on Sunday evening.

Ray, 94, originally from Port Sunlight but now living in Limassol, Cyprus, said all of the attention being generated by the film is 'rather nice at his age.'

Created by Cyprus-based independent production company, In Focus Films, it highlights Ray's passion for diving and healthy approach to ageing.

On his success Ray, who turns 95 on August 28, said: "I'm happy and really enjoying this experience.

"I didn't expect all of this attention at my age and its rather nice, as is this award."

Filmed at various locations around Cyprus, including Limassol, Latchi and the Zenobia wreck in Larnaca, Ray is joined by his dive buddies and family members to tell the story of his remarkable life and reminisce about his time in World War 2.

He gained global attention when he spent his 94th birthday on August 28 last year, diving to the sunken wreck of the Zenobia ferry in Larnaca.

It saw him claim a Guinness World Record as the world’s oldest scuba diver.

He is also a World War II veteran who served in the Royal Navy 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 is determined to hold onto his Guinness World Record and will again dive to the Zenobia wreck later this year, which will be filmed by In Focus Films.

The nonagenarian is also an advocate for healthy ageing and staying fit. 

He said: "Everything in moderation is important.

"Don't deprive yourself but at the same time don't overdo it.

"Age is just a number and keeping active will help keep away the aches and pains.

"When I'm a bit stiff, I just get in my pool and everything loosens up again.

"If this film can inspire even one person to be active, that would be great"

Life Begins at 90 will compete at other international film festivals in the coming months.

Director Bejay Browne, said she was thrilled with the award.

She added: "Ray is a unique person and it was a joy to make this film.

"We are a small crew and have become close to Ray who inspires us all.

"We hope that audiences will enjoy it."