Advanced Underwater Archaeology Course 2017 (CMAS)

Science 25.04.2017

Corresponds to the Nautical Archaeology Society course “NAS 2”

24.07. – 30.07.2017 (7 days, 8 dives)

Location: Marina di Gioiosa Ionica / Calabria / Italy

Course partner: Megale Hellas Diving Center

Closing date: 30.06.2017

Maximum number of participants: 12

Language: English and German

Course description:

The course is designed for sport divers with an interest in underwater archaeology and students of archeology. All theoretical and practical exercises are guided and accompanied by professional archaeologists and dive instructors. In the theoretical part of the course, participants will get to know the most important archaeological sites of Calabria (Lokroi Epizephyrioi and Kaulon). In addition, they learn the correct treatment and restoration of archaeological ceramics at the National Archaeological Museum of Locri.

The practical part of the course deals with the most important methods of underwater archaeology. At a simulated site, the participants learn different survey and documentation methods (position fixing, measurement methods trilateration and offset, drawing, photo and 3D recording), the setting up of an excavation area and the recovery of finds. Afterwards, the documentation methods are applied to a real site in the archaeological park of Kaulon. The course will be finished with a written report.


  • Valid medical health examination for diving
  • Valid diving insurance
  • CMAS** or equivalent


Michaela Reinfeld





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