Maritime Archaelology

Maritime Archaeology

The Australasian Institute for Maritime Archaeology (AIMA) and the Nautical Archaeology Society (NAS-UK) are now running introductory courses in Maritime Archaeology. These courses will give you the knowledge and skills to help you unlock the past. What greater adventure can there be?

WHAT IS MARITIME ARCHAEOLOGY?

Maritime Archaeology is the study of past human involvement with the sea. Sites can be found both on land as well as underwater and include other structures besides shipwrecks.

WHAT WILL I DO?

This course introduces the methods and procedures used in underwater archaeology, as well as promoting awareness of shipwreck preservation in Australia. There are four components to the course, Parts 1-4. You don’t have to be a diver to do this course!
Part 1 consists of a general introduction, covering non-intrusive surveys of shipwreck sites. The following topics will be covered:

  • Definitions
  • Archaeological sciences
  • Materials conservation
  • Ship construction
  • Surveying
  • Search techniques and shipwreck position fixing
  • Remote sensing
  • State and Commonwealth legislation

 

WHY DO THIS COURSE?

  • To enhance your diving experience
  • Get involved in underwater projects
  • Be part of a forum for wreck enthusiasts
  • Obtain internationally recognised certification
  • Be involved in the exchange of information
  • Become eligible to enrol in Part 2

COURSE COSTS $220

LOCATION

Aquatic Adventures in Rowville

To enquire about Maritime Archaeology courses please contact us.