Havant scuba diver named as one of Britain's first diving '˜wreck champions'

A SCUBA diver who helped lead a mission to map the remains of the historic Second World War Mulberry Harbours has been honoured for her work.

Thursday, 22nd September 2016, 7:00 pm
Updated Wednesday, 5th October 2016, 2:38 pm
Southsea Sub Aqua Club's Neptune Wrecks project

Mum-of-two Alison Mayor, of Havant, has been appointed as one of Britain’s first Wreck Champions, by the British Sub-Aqua Club (BSAC).

The accolade is in recognition of more than a decade of dedication to researching, exploring and photographing underwater wrecks along the south coast.

The role will see her raising awareness of the UK’s underwater maritime heritage.

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Alison Mayor

Alison, who took up scuba diving at the age of 40, after a friend bought her a try dive with her BSAC club, Southsea Sub-Aqua Club, as a birthday gift, said: ‘I never expected when I first tried diving that my journey would lead me here.

‘As a club we wanted to dive the Mulberry Harbour sites to build a picture of the historic importance of this innovative and ingenious design.’

Alison Mayor