Who we are

At The Shipwreck Survey we provide training in the study, documentation, and excavation of underwater archaeological sites.

We do this through field schools and expeditions that are open to students and archaeology enthusiasts of all levels. We have an active biannual field program on St. Eustatius in the Dutch Caribbean. In addition, several expeditions to exotic locations around the world are organized every year.

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The ocean is earth’s last great frontier


We have explored less than five percent of the world’s seas. Yet UNESCO estimates there to be three million shipwrecks spread across ocean floors around the planet.

Besides shipwrecks, there exist countless other submerged archaeological sites such as plane wrecks, docks, warehouses, harbors, and even entire sunken cities.

Careful and detailed study of these sites and their contexts can reveal a wealth of information and countless new insights into our ancestors’ complex relationship with the sea.


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on an adventure of a lifetime

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on an adventure of a lifetime

Are you ready to be completely immersed in underwater archaeology?

Everyone with a SCUBA certification, such as PADI Open Water, can join our expeditions and field schools. Some of our programs don’t even require a SCUBA certification at all. Visit the Join Us section to learn more about the programs we offer or use the button below to sign up!

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