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Discovery is just the beginning

Promoting the preservation, protection and research of our nautical heritage.

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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...

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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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Under The Water Webinars

In 2021 the NAS, supported by the Honor Frost Foundation, is excited to be hosting monthly talks on a wide range of topics. The "Under the Water" Webinar Series is open for all to join - dive in to explore the fascinating world of underwater cultural heritage. Find out more 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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Maritime Archaeology Courses

Learn specialist skills in particular areas. Anyone can take these courses and members can gain 5 credits/day toward a qualification if they wish. There are no prerequisites for these courses unless noted in the course documentation. Find out more here.....

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Events

  • Online Underwater Archaeology Theory

    Learn the essential theory of maritime archaeology from the comfort of your own home. This combined course allows you to complete both the Introduction to Maritime Archaeology and the Underwater Archaeology courses at a discount rate. You'll have all your theory done and be ready to complete your practical Underwater Recorder and Surveyor Skills course. Read more

  • Online Intertidal Archaeology Theory

    Learn the essential theory of intertidal archaeology from the comfort of your own home. This combined course allows you to complete both the Introduction to Maritime Archaeology and the Intertidal Archaeology courses at a discount rate. You'll have all your theory done and be ready to complete your practical Recorder and Surveyor Skills course. Read more

  • UK: Holland No.5 and Normans' Bay Protected Wrecks Day

    A chance to dive two of the UK’s protected wrecks in one day. A morning dive on the Holland 5 submarine (32m) followed by the wreck trail around the cannon on the 17th century Normans' Bay site (12m). Read more

  • UK: A1 Submarine and Invincible Wreck Protected Wrecks Day

    A chance to dive with the NAS Diving Club (NASAC) on two of England's protected wrecks in one day. We visit the Invincible shipwreck (launched 1744, sank 1758) and the A1 submarine (launched 1902, sank 1914), both of which lie at a maximum depth of c.14m. Read more

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  • eLearning Programme Funding Boost

    A grant from Historic England has helped the Nautical Archaeology Society to expand our online educational courses during lockdown. Two new ‘specialist’ courses will be added covering monitoring archaeological sites through photography and photogrammetry and cannon research and recording. Find out more here... Read more

  • The Journey So Far, by Duncan Ross

    Duncan Ross is a musician by trade. His love for maritime archaeology goes back to when he was 6-years-old watching the Mary Rose being raised from the Solent on television. Here he tells us about his near ten-year involvement with the NAS. Read more

  • Diving Back into NAS, by Judy Jarvis

    Through a fortunate series of events, Judy Jarvis recently re-joined NAS. Here she shares her story - which includes the tale of a desk drawer excavation! Read more

  • Under The Water Webinars

    In 2021 the NAS, supported by the Honor Frost Foundation, is excited to be hosting monthly talks on a wide range of topics. The "Under the Water" Webinar Series is open for all to join - dive in to explore the fascinating world of underwater cultural heritage. Find out more here... Read more