July 2022- We are open for business and working in the office Monday to Thursday. 

Discovery is just the beginning

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 The London Shipwreck Trust 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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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

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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

Annual Conference

Tickets Now On Sale... The 2022 Annual Conference will be held in Dún Laoghaire, Dublin, Ireland between the 18th and 21st November 2022. We were excited to be in Ireland in 2022 in partnership with the CHERISH Project, Diving Ireland and the National Monuments Service. Discover more about the event and book your tickets here....

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Events

  • Underwater Skills Days

    Learn the essential practical skills that will allow you to develop your interest in underwater archaeology. Read more

  • Protected Wrecks Days: Iona II and HMS Montagu

    A chance to dive two of the UK’s protected wrecks in one day. The first dive will be on the luxury steamship turned Confederate gun runner Iona II (22m) followed by the pre-dreadnought battleship HMS Montagu (15m).  Read more

  • Publishing Archaeological Discoveries Short Courses

    Through a series of evening short courses, get practical advice on the variety of options for publishing your archaeological discoveries. Read more

  • Discover Maritime Archaeology eLearning

    Learn the essential theory of Maritime Archaeology from the comfort of your own home. Our stand alone entry level course is the beginning of your learning journey with us. But, for best value for money consider combining this with our Discover Underwater or Discover Foreshore Archaeology eLearning course. Discover more here... Read more

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  • Annual Conference

    Tickets Now On Sale... The 2022 Annual Conference will be held in Dún Laoghaire, Dublin, Ireland between the 18th and 21st November 2022. We were excited to be in Ireland in 2022 in partnership with the CHERISH Project, Diving Ireland and the National Monuments Service. Discover more about the event and book your tickets here.... Read more

  • A trip to Turkey is no holiday!

    As Education Manager, I fully acknowledge that I have the best job in the world. Not only do I get to work with a fantastic bunch of NAS members, I also get the opportunity to travel to some amazing places. I’ve just spent five days in Antalya on the south coast of Turkey. Let me tell you why I was there. Read more

  • Secrets of old wood revealed!

    Being a Londoner, NAS member Paul Harwood put his reliance on public transport to the test to attend the NAS course about old wood at Stoney Cove in Leicestershire. Read more below to find out about his adventures! Read more

  • Photogrammetry in hot water!

    International NAS member Dirk Berg is from Germany, but lives in Kosovo and regularly pops over the border for a bit of diving in Greece. He came to the UK for first time to dive on the underwater photogrammetry course, and loved the challenge ... Read more