The World's First Cousteau Divers Partner School

Canterbury is the first Cousteau Divers partner school in the world, as announced by Pierre-Yves Cousteau, son of legendary explorer Jacques Cousteau, in January of 2012. Cousteau Divers is an international not-for-profit organization designed to increase students' awareness of the marine sciences through scientific programs that monitor and conserve marine biodiversity around the world.

Pierre-Yves Cousteau maintains a role in the program and has flown from France to visit Canterbury several times to meet our students and faculty. In 2012 he went on a scuba dive with 14 Canterbury upper school students at the St. Pete Beach reef.

Today, students who are part of Scuba Crew 210 catalog and track biodiversity in the Gulf of Mexico, create wildlife guide books for the Gulf and monitor water quality through data loggers. They also take trips to the Bahamas and Honduras to study marine life in other locations.


Director of Marine Studies
Audrey Mitchell
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