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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...

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Amount raised: £10,232.12

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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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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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eLearning

Discounted price during lockdown period!!! You can begin your archaeological training from the comfort of your own home with our eLearning Programme. There are three courses available and each is made up of a series of lessons which include images, videos and examples to demonstrate the information. Discover more 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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NAS/Seasearch Observer Course

At this live online course, find out what an amazing habitat for wildlife wrecks are! Attend this course from the comfort of your home and find out what marine critters you’re likely to encounter on a wreck and how you can contribute to the recording and reporting of our threatened marine life. Discover more here...

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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. Discover more about the series 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

  • FULLY BOOKED: Coracle Making

    Come and make a coracle using traditional methods and mostly traditional materials - and then test its floating properties! 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

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  • Recover Record Rebury Feasibility Study

    In 2019-2020 the NAS project managed a feasibility study for a scheme of recovery, recording and reburial of "at risk" objects and diagnostic structural elements of the wreck of the London, lost in the Thames Estuary in 1665. Discover more here... Read more

  • Diving into the American Civil War

    NAS member Duncan Ross managed to head out into the dark waters of Liverpool Bay and visit a wreck site that had been on his radar for many years. Discover more here... Read more

  • Understanding & Recording Metal Shipwrecks

    NAS member Karen Moule has been diving for over 30 years and has always had a love of diving on shipwrecks. Since attending NAS’s online course on Metal Shipwrecks in May, it has given her a whole new appreciation for them. Discover more about Karen's experience here.... Read more