Rope Recording: Another tangent to underwater historic exploration, by Ali Bessell

Long-term NAS member, Ali Bessell, re-finds her way back to NAS activities after a long absence, and learns all about rope recording. Find out what she discovered here... Read more

International Centre for Underwater Archaeology, Zadar

Since 2012, the International Centre for Underwater Archaeology in Zadar (ICUA) has been recognised as an International Training Partner, organising NAS training courses in the Republic of Croatia. Read more

Parks Canada Agency

The Underwater Archaeology Team (UAT) is Canada’s designated Federal Authority on underwater archaeology provide NAS training for the general public. Read more

A Chilly Dip on the Gribshunden Bodes Well for Future Excavations, by Phil Short

Extreme diver, director of Dark Water Exploration Ltd and NAS member, Phil Short recounts his recent quick, cold dip into perfectly preserved Swedish history. With plans to go back for more! Find out more about what he discovered here... Read more

Write for us

We want to learn more about the people who support us - our fantastic base of dedicated and passionate members! If you have a story to tell, then why not tell it...? Read more

"You Never Know What You’re Going To Find", by Aidan Cheasley

One of our youngest members, Aidan Cheasley, recalls his NAS journey so far, and tells us what he's been learning along the way, armed with his enthusiasm for exploring and discovering. Read his story here... Read more

Thomas Lawrence Project

The Thomas Lawrence was a Danish sailing ship that sunk in a collision off Hastings in 1862 whilst on her way to the West Indies. Her cargo included muskets and machetes, perfume and gin, some of which is now on display in the Shipwreck Museum in Hastings. In 2019 the NAS will be working with the museum and MSDS Marine to investigate the wreck and help tell it's story. Discover more here... Read more

Blondie, Boats and the Bay, by Christian Dalton

Christian Dalton, a recent Maritime Archaeology graduate, joined us for his second survey of the Sandwich Flats. With a song stuck in his head, and a keen interest in photogrammetry, find out what he discovered here... Read more

HMT Arfon Dive Trail

The HMT Arfon is an exceptionally well preserved armed trawler dating from the First World War. Thanks to the Maritime Archaeology Trust, with support of Historic England, you can now explore the surviving features of the wreck, via a virtual dive trail and find out how the wreck has become a home for marine life. Discover more here... Read more

HMS Falmouth Dive Trail

To mark the centenary of her loss Historic England commissioned new research into the wreck of HMS Falmouth including the creation of a 3D digital model. The research, carried out by Fjordr Ltd, tells more about the history and significance of the light cruiser. Take a virtual dive on HMS Falmouth and discover more here... Read more

A1 Submarine Dive Trail

In 2013 the Nautical Archaeology Society with funding from English Heritage (now Historic England) established a diver visitor trail on the protected wreck of the HMS m/A1 submarine that sunk in in the eastern Solent in 1911. Discover more here... Read more