Discovery is just the beginning

A charity promoting the preservation, protection and research of our nautical heritage.


Help Save The London

Please help us to raise £200,000 to support the work of local volunteer dive team to advance, promote and provide for the preservation of the amazing London shipwreck in the Thames Estuary and its artefacts for public benefit and to protect it for future generations. Discover more here...

Support our Work

Without you — our supporters, members and sponsors — we would not be able to do our work, protecting our global nautical heritage. Join us if you too have a passion for our maritime past and want to get involved, on the foreshore or under water. You will learn that discovery really is just the beginning...

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eLearning

We are excited to launch brand new versions of our award winning eLearning courses to help you begin your archaeological training from the comfort of your own home. There are three courses available, with each made up of a series of modules which include images, videos, animations and quizzes. Discover more about our eLearning courses here....

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Join Us or Renew

Indulge your passion for nautical archaeology, and help us explore, preserve and record the world’s intertidal and underwater heritage for future generations. Discover more about us here...

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Annual Conference

Every year the Society hosts a two day annual conference. In 2023 we hosted a virtual event celebrating 50 Years of the Protection of Wrecks Act 1973.  In November 2024 we will be in Durham hosting the "Archaeology of Waterways Conference. The Call for Papers is open until 31st May. Discover more about our annual conference here....

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Dive Club

NASAC is a volunteer run archaeological dive club affiliated to the Nautical Archaeology Society (NAS) and is run by NAS members for NAS members. Our purpose is to provide project-based archaeological diving opportunities for NAS members. Discover more about NASAC here....

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International Journal of Nautical Archaeology

The International Journal of Nautical Archaeology is a forum for the exchange of ideas and research relevant to all aspects of nautical and maritime archaeology. Discover more about our journal here...

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Our impact

+16,000

People have attended an NAS event around the world

Top 5%

Our journal articles are in the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric

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Wonderful training partners around the world teaching NAS courses

Klein Hollandia

Since 2019 the NAS has been recording and researching a historic wreck found by a dive boat skipper off the Sussex coast. Now designated as a protected wreck, the NAS has been working with volunteer divers to help document the site for the UK and Dutch heritage agencies. Discover more here...

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Events

  • Online Courses events

    Check out our amazing range of online courses from entry-level learning to speciality subjects. Discover more here... Read more

  • In-Person Courses

    Check out our amazing range of in-person courses from entry-level learning to speciality subjects. Discover more here... Read more

Latest

  • Annual Conference

    Every year the Society hosts a two day annual conference. In 2023 we hosted a virtual event celebrating 50 Years of the Protection of Wrecks Act 1973.  In November 2024 we will be in Durham hosting the "Archaeology of Waterways Conference. The Call for Papers is open until 31st May. Discover more about our annual conference here.... Read more

  • Our eBay book store

    Have you checked out our eBay store? Selling used books on our ebay store helps to raise much needed funds and support for NAS. If you have any books or newsletters you would like to donate please feel free to send over an email to us. Discover more here.... Read more

  • Holland Submarines UnPathd Waters

    As part of the UnPath'd Waters Project the NAS are helping to address the need to link archives together to maximise the research potential and to make maritime archaeological sites more accessible, providing tangible links to British history through engagement especially with the non-diving general public. Discover more here..... Read more