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Fellow   -    The Explorers Club

Member –  New Zealand Underwater Heritage Group.

                    Historical Divers Society Australia Pacific

                      The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery (TIGHAR)

Recipient – NZU Leo Ducker Award,

                     HDSAP Ted Eldred Award,

                     Wyland Trophy,                      

                     NZUHG Kelly Tarlton Recognition Award.


Author –       Deep Water Gold – The story of RMS Niagara

Co-Author – New Zealand Shipwrecks – 8th Edition


Keith commenced diving in Christchurch in the mid 1950’s with Wade Doak and Kelly Tarlton and has been involved with underwater exploration for over 65 years in the Pacific, Mediterranean and S.E.Asia regions, including shipwreck search, survey, salvage and archaeological projects including ROV and submersible technology. Recent projects include: member of the 2017 expedition to Nikumaroro Island, Kiribati, in search of remains of Amelia Earhart and her aircraft, which went missing in 1937 and the ongoing Project Ventnor Group 1902 shipwreck survey off the Hokianga.

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