Stoney Cove Fieldschools

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Working on the Gresham timbersHeld at the UKs National Diving Centre, this fieldschool offers the chance to record Tudor ships timbers which were recovered from the Thames in 2003. The timbers, known as the Gresham Ship are now lying in just 6m of water in Stoney Cove, making this an ideal site for all levels of divers.

The data collected during NAS Fieldschools on the ship timbers will contribute to the ongoing monitoring and assessment of their condition in Stoney Cove. For more information on the Gresham Ship and how it made its way from the Thames to Stoney, please visit the project pages.

Remember you can join the NAS for the fieldschool at Stoney Cove, whether you are working through the ELearning programme, you wish to refresh your skills, collect data for a NAS Part 2 report or for fieldwork experience to count towards your Part 4 Diploma. Don't forget if you are attending the fieldschool as part of your ELearning course, you will need to complete the theory elements before taking part.

Where is it? Stoney Cove is situated just 14 miles from Leicester and can easily be accessed from the M1 and the M69. For more information about diving at Stoney Cove, including entry fees, opening times and equipment hire, please visit their website. Please note that entry fees to Stoney Cove are not included in the fieldschool fee.

Thinking of making a weekend of it and taking part in both the Introduction and Part I Fieldschools? There are plenty of accommodation options in the area, for some accommodation options please click here.

Qualifications and Equipment: Divers attending the fieldschool must hold PADI Open Water, BSAC Ocean Diver or equivalent qualifications and should have experience of diving in UK waters. Divers will also be required to self-certify their medical condition by signing a NAS release and waiver form and ensure that their equipment is serviced and in good working order (in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendations).   The NAS does not provide diving equipment for any courses or fieldschools, if you do not have diving equipment, this can be hired through Stoney Cove and should be organised with them directly. All neccessary survey equipment will be provided on the fieldschool.

For more information or if you would be interested in attending a fieldschool at Stoney Cove, please contact the NAS Office.