The International Shipwreck Conference

organised by wreck enthusiasts for wreck enthusiasts

The 33rd International Shipwreck Conference

Shipwrecks, Diving and Marine Archaeology

Saturday 7th February 2015 at the University of Plymouth, UK

09:00 - 18:00

Leigh Bishop : The Vanishing Dutchman Expedition - Sierra Leone 2014

Neil Dobson : SS Central America

Richard Keen : Roman wrecks in the Channel Islands

Richard Larn OBE : The Wreck of the Admiral Gardner

Dave Parham : The Swash Channel wreck

Bob Stone : Virtual Reality imaging for shipwreck archaeology

David JB Smith : Surcouf Revisited – The Life and Death of a Submarine

Rich Walker : Project Tiger – Disaster in Lyme Bay



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The International Shipwreck Conference is organised by wreck enthusiasts for wreck enthusiasts.

(Please note that the programme may change at short notice.)

Click here to download a 2015 flyer for the conference

Where and When
  • The Conference is held in the Robbins Conference Centre at the University of Plymouth
  • Doors open at 9am and we close at 6pm.
  • There will be a post-conference buffet supper at the Holiday Inn - speaker to be arranged - places are limited and booking is advised
  • On Sunday a visit to a local attraction has been arranged

See the Programme of Events


Booking Tickets
  • Click here for information about how to order your tickets.
  • The conference organisers have been able to negotiate a special rate for delegates at the Holiday Inn. Please reference "IMASS" when booking to obtain this discounted rate
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The conference is organised by members of the International Maritime Archaeology and Shipwreck Society as a forum for divers, explorers and shipwreck enthusiasts.