We have an amazing team of tutors that help us deliver our courses around the UK.  The NAS Tutor Team is made up of individuals who are based around the world and currently teach the NAS Education Programme.

Some of our Tutors are also working as professional archaeologists, whilst some have been carrying out various archaeological projects. The majority or our Tutor Team teach NAS Courses alongside other careers.

Think you might have what it takes to join the NAS Tutor Team? Contact the NAS Office today for more information on how you can get involved.

David Johnston

Dave Johnston is a senior tutor for NAS, running NAS intro and Part 1 courses. He is an avocational underwater archaeologist and sports diver who has learned his archaeology through the NAS training scheme (currently Part 3, working towards Part 4) and by using that training to get involved in various projects. He is a member of the Warship Hazardous Prize Designated Wreck Project Team and also volunteers with the Hampshire and Wight Trust for Maritime Archaeology. He has also run NAS projects at Stourhead Gardens. He is a Trustee of the NAS and sits on various of its committees. A PADI DM and BSAC OWSI, he is boat officer and webmaster for the NAS's dive club (www.nasac.org.uk) and is on the committee and is webmaster for the newly founded Association of Protected Wreck Licensees (www.protectedwrecks.org.uk). In order to pay for the archaeology he occasionally he finds time for his day job, running microscopes for the Medical Faculty at Southampton University.

NAS South West
Peter Holt - [email protected]

Peter is based in Plymouth where he currently runs maritime archaeology projects. He spent 20 years in the oil industry with Sonardyne designing underwater positioning systems for ROVs and divers. Peter has worked on maritime archaeology projects since 1989 in many countries and in water depths down to 1200m. In 1998 Peter started 3H Consulting Ltd., a maritime archaeology consultancy company whose most notable product so far has been the Site Recorder software. He has written a number of papers on surveying, geophysics and data management. Peter is now managing The SHIPS Project with the aim of recording and investigating the maritime history of Plymouth.


Ian Cundy BSc, MA - [email protected]

Ian worked as a mechanical engineer in the oil and mineral processing industry in the UK, Canada, Jordan, East Germany & Zambia and for 30 years ran his own boat building company, specialising in boats for disabled people. Ian has been diving since 1994, and in 1997 co-founded the Malvern Archaeological Diving Unit. Under the MADU banner Ian has held licences from both EH and Cadw to work on various sites designated under the Protection of Wrecks Act. Ian has also worked abroad on archaeological projects in Israel, America and Croatia. Ian’s involvement with NAS began in 1996; he is currently a Senior Tutor and their regional co-ordinator for Wales. In 2004 Ian was awarded the SAA “George Arnold Trophy” for contributions to maritime archaeology, and in 2011 was awarded a NAS Part IV Diploma. Ian has a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering and a M.A. in Maritime Archaeology.


Thanks to funding from Historic Environment Scotland the NAS has established four regional centres in Scotland in order to offer NAS training and project opportunities.

The four regional centres are: