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The club over the years has been involved in many activities within the local community and further afield.
This page represents special mentions of the club in books and news articles.

The Club Book – 50 Years of BSAC
“Canterbury Branch under their diving Office, Hugh Singer, carried out an underwater survey of Barming bridge for the Kent County Council.
As a result of their reports, the bridge was reopened to traffic.”

Kent Dive – A Diver Guide by Kendall McDonald
Members of the club contributed information to the author on wrecks off the Kent Coast.

Herne Bay Boat Rescue
“Members of Canterbury Dive Club were in the area and dived inside the hull to attach airbags to the boat.”
Kent Online

Survey of the wreck of UB-109 & 78
Canterbury Divers assisted with the survey of two First World War German-type UB III submarines.

UB78 Presentation To Germany Navy Museum.
Canterbury Divers found a First World War German propeller. The club contacted several Museums and got a response from a German Navy Museum.

Amy Johnson’s Wreckage
The club was asked to assist with the search for Amy Johnson’s Wreckage, 12 miles off the coast of Herne Bay.

Didemnum vexillum
Canterbury Divers members were undertaking a drift dive off Herne Bay in July when they discovered a sea squirt growing prolifically across the sea bed. The visibility, of at least 5m, helped to identify the highly invasive species Didemnum vexillum – this is the first time it has been recorded in the UK in offshore waters on the natural seabed.
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Wessex Archaeology
In 2013, English Heritage (now Historic England) awarded Wessex Archaeology the Heritage at Risk – Designated Wrecks at Risk contract.
Canterbury Divers members assisted with the surveying of the wrecks.
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Wild Things I love You – Water Voles
Canterbury Divers was involved in the filming of this episode for Bill Bailey’s Wild Things I love you.

The Margate Exodus Film
The film crew asked Canterbury Divers if they could assist in the filming by providing safety boat cover.

BBC Interview Sophie Sutton
Canterbury Divers was asked by the BBC for an interview regarding scuba diving in Kent.

KMTV – 2024
A reporter from KMTV came along to the pool to try Scuba Diving.

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