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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People have attended an NAS event around the world

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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

  • 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

  • Discover Underwater Archaeology eLearning

    Learn the essential theory of underwater archaeology from the comfort of your own home. This course, which follows on from the Discover Maritime Archaeology course, will take you through the steps of completing an underwater archaeology project from documentary research and planning, through fieldwork and conservation to publication and archiving. Discover more here... Read more

  • Discover Coastal & Foreshore Archaeology eLearning

    Learn the essential theory of coastal and foreshore archaeology from the comfort of your own home. This course, which follows on from the Discover Maritime Archaeology course, will take you through the steps of completing an foreshore archaeology project from documentary research and planning, through fieldwork and conservation to publication and archiving. Discover more here... Read more

  • Discover Archaeology eLearning Combined Courses

    Our best value combined course. Learn the essential theory of maritime and underwater or foreshore archaeology from the comfort of your own home. Save money by combining our Discover Maritime Archaeology course with the Underwater Archaeology or with the Coastal & Foreshore eLearning course and get 1 YEARS FREE membership. Discover more here... Read more

Latest

  • 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