Jonathan Adams (Lecturer)
is a specialist in maritime archaeology, with interests in ships
as material culture, and in the practice of archaeology under water,
particularly the ethics of the developing field of deepwater archaeology.
He has participated in the excavation of several wreck sites, including
the Mary Rose, the Amsterdam,
and the Sea Venture. He is currently working on the Kravel and Krogen shipwreck
research projects in Sweden and the Department's field project
at the 18th Century shipyard at Buckler's Hard. He is course convenor
for the MA/MSc in Maritime Archaeology and director of the Centre
for Maritime Archaeology.
Recent publications include:
- Adams, J., van Holk, A., & Maarleveld, T. J. Dredgers
and Archaeology, Ship Finds from the Slufter. Ministerie WVC,
The Netherlands, 1990.
- Rönnby, J. & Adams, J. Östersjöns Sjunkna
Skepp - En marinarkeologisk tidsresa Tiden, Stockholm, 1994.
- Adams, J. & Rönnby, J. Furstens Fartyg. Swedish National
Maritime Museum. Stockholm, 1996.
- Quinn, R., Adams, J. R., Dix, J. K., Bull, J. M. The Invincible
(1758) site - an integrated geophysical assessment, International
Journal of Nautical Archaeology, (in press).
Web - The
Kravel Project - University of Southampton
email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Jens started working in
marine archaeology in 1995 when he joined the Verein fuer Unterwasserarchaeologie
MV in Germany. He completed an MA in underwater archaeology
in 2000. Afterwards he worked as a diving archaeologist for
the German heritage authority in Mecklenburg Vorpommern. Before
he came to England in 2003, he was employed as commercial diver
with an Inshore construction company in Northern Germany.
Since 2003 Jens has been employed
as Project Officer (Coastal and Marine) with Wessex Archaeology
Ltd. He specializes in 16th to 18th century shipbuilding.
worked on several underwater excavations, including the investigation
of a Danish frigate in the Baltic.
Web - www.fregatte-mynden.de
email - email@example.com
Henry Alexander is a retired
College lecturer, born, educated and working in London until
taking early retirement in 1990. He took up diving and in the mid
1960s and was chairman of Croydon Underwater Club for approximately
16 years. Henry is a zoologist and a widely experienced diver.
He spent a year and a half as a research scientist on the desert
island of Aldabra in the Indian Ocean, doing the field work for
his Ph.D. He moved from Surrey to South Devon on 1993.
field courses and training divers in Devon has occupied him over
many years, and it was during one of these dives that he came
across the Liverpool Barque Dryad. After 30 years
of diving, research and writing, the book was finally published in November
The life and Death of the Liverpool Barque DRYAD (1874-91) will
be available at the conference, or from: Aunemouth Books, Aune Cross
Lodge, Bantham, Kingsbridge, Devon, TQ7 3AD at 12.95, plus 2.55 postage
Rick Ayrton has been diving for over 25 years, he took up rebreather diving in 2002. At the same time he acquired a video camera to record underwater images and progressed to being involved as one of the cameramen on the "Deep Wreck Mysteries" series of historical underwater documentaries, in particular being involved in the filming of U1021, U480, HMS Patia & SS Armenian, Hospital Ships, Glenart Castle & Rewa and Australian submarine AE2 in the Sea of Marmara, Turkey. More recently he has developed a passion for still photography which he combines with his interest in wrecks and the history behind them, happily admitting that getting good images on deep UK wrecks is a process that he is still mastering.
Rick is a current member of the British Society of Underwater Photographers.
email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Leonard (Leo) Balai (Paramaribo / Suriname 1946) studied law and public administration at the University of Amsterdam. After his graduation he was active in various fields. He was a member of the City Council of Amsterdam for almost 11 years. He took his PhD with a thesis on the slave ship Leusden and the West India Company. In May 2013 he published: Geschiedenis van de Amsterdamse Slavenhandel (History of the Amsterdam slave trade). He also published: The last journey of the slave ship Rusthof.
Leo Balai is married to Dita Vermeulen; 5 grandchildren; lives in Amsterdam.
Born in Northamptonshire
England in 1968 Leigh began diving at the age of 21 where he
quickly established himself on the technical scene during its early
mixed gas to explore deep wrecks around the British Isles since
1991 his later 1997 King Edward expedition off North Scotland
became the first of its kind to explore wrecks beyond 100m depths
in European waters. With little material available on the subject
of deep 35mm stills he took to photography specifically for the Britannic 98
expedition. During several expeditions to the Lusitania he
has accumulated almost ten hours on the wreck building the most
extensive collection of images of the wreck to date. More recently
he has returned from photographing the WWII liner Transylvania sunk
in 135m/445ft off the northwest Irish coast.
During 2001 along with fellow members of the deep wreck diving
team 'Starfish Enterprise' he brought back the first images of
the treasure ship Egypt sunk in deep water in the Bay of Biscay. Established,
as the team’s main researcher Leigh has been responsible
for much of the location work during the team’s successful
ten-year career. When not diving or researching a project he lectures & writes
extensively having successfully published on the subject of deep
wreck exploration throughout the world since 1994. Leigh has a
career as a full time fire fighter with the Hertfordshire Fire & Rescue
Service, the county where he also lives with his family. Leigh's
images have been published in dozens of shipwreck books worldwide
although his photographic and research efforts are now being channelled
into his own personal book projects.
Notable shipwreck exploration & photographic projects
- Britannic - White Star line (Sister to Olympic & Titanic),
Aegean Sea 120m
- Egypt - P&O Liner carrying Gold, Atlantic 127m
- Transylvania -Anchor Line Liner, Atlantic 135m
- Lusitania - Cunard Liner, Celtic Sea 93m
- Justicia - White Star line liner, Atlantic 70m
- HMS King Edward VII - Pre-dreadnought Battleship, North
- HMS Limbourne - Destroyer, English Channel 85m
- HMS Charybdis -Anti-Aircraft cruiser, English Channel
- HMS Affray - Submarine, English Channel 85m
- HMS M1 - Submarine, English Channel 75m
- Flying Enterprise - Cargo vessel, Atlantic / western
Web - www.deepimage.co.uk
email - email@example.com
Dan Burton has years of underwater photographic
5 years of studying photography and underwater photography at the
Plymouth College of Art and Design Dan was awarded a distinction
for his Higher Diploma and joined the British Institute of Professional
Photography BIPP. He has remained current with the latest advances
in technology etc by attending many post graduate courses in underwater
photography and is currently working as a consultant with the Marine
Biology, Ocean and Environmental departments at Plymouth University.
On leaving college Dan was involved with various pioneering, deep-water
technical diving projects using mixed gases. These included the
recovery of silver (US$ 50 million) from the 'El Cazador'' wreck
in 1993 at 300 ft (100m), the salvaging of gold and silver artifacts
from the thousand year old Intan Wreck in Indonesia and a team
member of the first National and Oceanic Atmospheric Administration
(NOAA) tri-mix dive expedition to the USS Monitor in 1995. Other
major projects include photographing and filming the HMHS Britannic.
Since 1998 he has become heavily involved in freediving and freediving
photography, becoming a member of the British freediving team in
the same year. This has allowed him to capture images of marine
life which would not be possible using SCUBA.
His photographs have been published in hundreds of books and magazines
worldwide. He has also been involved in a variety of film work.
email - firstname.lastname@example.org
web - www.underwaterimages.co.uk/site/public_html
Kevin Camidge started
working in land archaeology when survey was still conducted in
feet and inches, thirty plus years ago (can it really be that long?). He
worked as a field officer for the Trust for Lincolnshire Archaeology
until 1987 when Kevin retired to Cornwall. He took up diving
that year and shortly afterwards became involved in marine archaeology
in Cornwall. Kevin is currently nominated archaeologist for the
protected wrecks Scheidam, St Anthony, Rill Cove,
Royal Anne Galley and Colossus.
Although it may be considered deeply
un-cool to admit, Kevin is a keen recreational diver (including
Tri-mix), enjoys dabbling with archaic photographic processes
and is fascinated by Egyptology. Everything else is subject
to change without notice.
email - email@example.com
web - www.darkwright.co.uk
Brian Clargo is based in Plymouth where
he works as a Chartered Engineer. He began diving in January
1974 as a member of the Cave Diving Group of Great Britain but
converted to open water diving, training with the BS-AC later that
year as a member of Hereford Sub Aqua Club. He was a founder member
of Doha Sub Aqua Club in 1976 and was Diving Officer of Sharjah
Sub Aqua Club in 1980.
Brian is currently Diving Officer of BS-AC Branch
1631 East Cornwall Divers based in Torpoint and has particular
interests in wreck diving and photography. He has dived in
22 countries, diving on well over 100 different wrecks including
those at Bikini Atoll, Truk Lagoon, Scapa Flow, the Red Sea
as well as wrecks around the UK coast.
He is trimix qualified and has an interest
in deep wrecks which he shares with his wife Yolanda, whom
he met through diving in 1977. He is a keen student of naval
history 1914 - 1945.
email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Steve was diving from the age of 18 and for 35 years dived on over 500 shipwrecks around the UK as well as Ireland, California, Australia, Red Sea, Arabian Gulf and South Africa. Since retiring from the IT Consultancy Industry, he has followed his hobby of Marine Archaeology, investigating the shoreline shipwrecks of South Devon.
His interest in diving started in 1964 after watching divers in the Sinoia caves in the then, Southern Rhodesia, near where he lived. His interest in archaeology started in the early 90's after doing an NAS course and diving the "Swan" in the Sound of Mull. As well as being part of the South West Maritime Archaeological Group, his projects have included HMS Venerable, The Dartmouth Cannon Site and the Tea Clipper, Gossamer. He has been a member of Reading BSAC since 1966 and has been awarded the BSAC Jubilee Trust Duke of Edinburgh (Highly Recommended) Prize in 2010, 2011 & 2012.
email - email@example.com
As chief videographer for Mel Fisher's expeditions, Pat Clyne
has been involved with the Atocha and Margarita recovery
projects for over 25 years.
A native of New York, Clyne began studying photography in 1966
while involved with aerial photo mapping and reconnaissance missions
in the Foreign Technology Division of the U.S. Air Force. After
attending the Coastal Diving Academy in New York, he teamed up
with world famous Treasure Hunter Mel Fisher while on a shark hunting
expedition to Key West. He eventually became the captain of one
of Fisher's largest salvage vessels.During the search for the lower
hull section of the Atocha, he played a major role
in recording archeological data and mapping the artifact scatter
pattern. As a licensed pilot, Clyne compiled aerial photo mosaics
in the search for the main section of the Atocha which
were scattered over many miles.In 1980 he opened the Treasure Salvors
Photo Lab and developed a portable underwater photo grid track
for assembling a photo mosaic of the Margarita hull
structure. This mosaic was featured in National Geographic magazine.Clyne's
photographs of the search and recovery of the 1622 Spanish Galleons
have appeared in many major magazines in the U.S. and abroad. In
1982, Clyne opened Paradigm Video Productions, which he
still operates today. His video footage has been seen on many documentaries
on T.V. including two National Geographic specials, an A & E
documentary, The Learning Channel and the History Channel.Pat Clyne
is listed in "The Who's Who of Scuba Diving" compiled
by the Academy of Marine Sciences & Underwater Research. Clyne
currently resides in Key West Florida where he is the Vice President
and Public Relations Director for Salvors Inc., and Media Consultant
for Mel Fisher Enterprises. He travels extensively displaying these
magnificent Treasures, while telling the story of Mel Fisher's
fabulous 16 year adventure.
Web - IMAC -
Institute of Marine Archaeological Conservation
email - firstname.lastname@example.org
A former lawyer, now wreck
hunter, writer and broadcaster, whose work includes the award
winning science film 'Chaos', Rex Cowan has spent most of the
last 34 years discovering and excavating shipwrecks of the
17th. and 18th. century.
Among his teams' most substantial
discoveries are the Hollandia, a Dutch East
Indiaman sunk off the Isles of Scilly in 1743, and the T'Vliegent
Hart, sunk in 1735 off Holland. He was for
22 years a member of HM Government's Advisory Committee on
Historic Wreck. In 1993 the Queen of the Netherlands
made him a Knight of the Order of Orange Nassau for his services
to Dutch Underwater Maritime History. A special gallery in
the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam houses a substantial collection
of his recoveries from several Dutch East Indiamen.
email - email@example.com
web - VOC
Anniversary Shipwreck Project
experienced internationally recognised marine archaeologist with
particular skills in the planning and implementation of underwater
archaeological investigations. A highly qualified, multi skilled
and enquiring individual with over 25 years in the marine and
offshore oil industry. At
the age of 17 Neil started his marine career as a junior deck
officer in the Merchant Navy. He then went on to work on offshore
drilling installations as a stability officer and barge engineer.
Another career change saw Neil as an offshore marine survival
instructor/examiner at the RGIT Survival Center in Dundee. Here
he became Britain’s first free-fall lifeboat instructor
and designed and implemented various training courses for the
oil industry. During
his time onshore Neil took up sport diving , qualified as an
instructor and founded a local Sub Aqua Association club. Approached
by the Archaeological Diving Unit based in his home town of St
Andrews he became interested in marine archaeology.
A commercial diving course followed and Neil became
involved with the Nautical Archaeology Society and qualified as
a tutor. Approached by Dr Colin Martin of the Scottish Institute
of Maritime Studies, Neil joined the archaeological investigation
of a Cromwellian warship wrecked off Duart Point on the Isle of
Mull, Scotland. Over five years, Neil gained the experience and
techniques involved in the survey, excavation and study of a shipwreck.
To further his career in marine archaeology Neil passed a Master’s
Degree in Maritime Studies from St Andrews University. He then
gained experience by working in the field of contract archaeology
and other projects based at the Scottish Institute of Marine Studies
at the University of St Andrews. With an interest in deep-water
sites Neil obtained a commercial ROV pilots qualification from
the Underwater Centre, Fort William. Approached by Greg Stemm
of Odyssey Marine Exploration, Florida, Neil was invited to join
the HMS Sussex Expedition where he has been able
to develop his skills and experience in deep-water archaeology.
Recently Neil has been a guest lecturer with Cunard onboard the
Caronia where he gave a six part lecture series on marine archaeology.
Neil has worked on many sites and projects including:
- HMS Sussex Project, Straits of Gibraltar
- Duart Point Shipwreck, Isle of Mull, Scotland.
- HMS Exmouth WWII warship, Moray
- Struma Jewish refugee ship, Black Sea
- Maritime Fife Project
Various contract work for:
- Odyssey Marine Exploration, Florida. Scottish Institute of
Maritime Studies, University of St Andrews. Connect Archaeology
Ltd, St Andrews. Management for Archaeology Underwater, Eire.
Archaeological Diving Unit, Dept of Geography and Geophysics,
University of St Andrews Council for Scottish Archaeology, Historic
- Various construction and development companies.
Special interests include :
- Deep-water archaeology – ROV’s and specialised
tooling for survey and excavation.Developing Heath and Safety
Polices and training programmes in marine archaeology.
- Local maritime history.
When Neil is not involved in marine archaeology and is home,
he is the Deputy Station Officer of the St Andrews Coastguard Rescue
Team and voluntary Chairman of the local community centre. Neil
also maintains his marine connections as a RYA GMDSS instructor/examiner,
the National Boathandling and Chartwork Co-ordinator for the Sub
Aqua Association and a Sea Check advisor for the RNLI.
email - firstname.lastname@example.org
web - Odyssey
Paul started diving
1975, was involved with the Underwater Conservation Society (now
Marine Conservation Society) from 1977 and completed a BSc in
Marine & Freshwater Biology at London University 1980. An
early interest in wrecks started with Hampstead BSAC diving in
the English Channel and Paul took part in many UCS/MCS Expeditions
around the U.K. Diving in Plymouth and S.W. England to
broaden interest led to involvement with the South West section
of the Nautical Archaeology Society (SWNAS) from 1980.
- Wrote and published the ‘Diving
Guide to Plymouth Sound’
- Member of the SWNAS Committee
from 1982 to date.
- SWNAS Newsletter Editor from I992 to
- NAS Tutor having run NAS Part
1, 2 and 3 Courses
Archaeology project involvement includes:Ramillies, Looe
Island, Coronation, Catharina Von Flensburg, Erme Estuary,
Resurgam, Kravel, Vliegent Hart.
- Founder member of Plymouth Maritime Archaeological Interest
- Co-ordinator of SWNAS Shipwreck Conferences
- Diving qualifications
at Instructor level in BSAC, SAA, PADI, IANTD & TDIHSE
Offshore Diver and IMCA Assistant Life Support Technician
- Employed as Sport / Technical / Commercial / First Aid Diving
Instructor at Fort Bovisand 1988-99
Paul is presently employed at the Diving Diseases Research Centre,
Plymouth as a Training Officer for Diver Medic Technician, Hyperbaric
Technician, Life Support Technician and Hyperbaric Treatments.
Web - Diving
Diseases Research Centre
email - email@example.com
Martin was a keen amateur diver who became fascinated by underwater archaeology in 1969 after attending a weekend course in Plymouth. He then gave up work as a photographer to volunteer on terrestrial archaeological sites in the south of England, eventually gaining enough experience to be paid. In 1973 he began studying at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London while working weekends and vacations for an archaeological unit in London. Once armed with academic qualifications, he supervised and directed sites in South London before moving to the National Maritime Museum at Greenwich in 1981 as their Underwater Archaeologist. He left there after five years to set up the Archaeological Diving Unit (ADU) at the University of St Andrews.
He was one of the founding members of the Nautical Archaeology Society and for more than a decade was a regular member of the Executive Committee. In 1983 he devised the original multi-part NAS training syllabus, which was developed further by the NAS staff into the successful training programme that has taught thousands of divers throughout the world in basic archaeological techniques. Martin firmly believes that sport divers have a major role to play in underwater archaeology, particularly in the UK.
Martin was the senior editor and a major contributor to the first 1992 edition of Archaeology Underwater: The NAS Guide to Principles and Practice, one of the key texts relating to the practicalities and ethics of archaeological work underwater. He also authored the archaeological component of the Health and Safety Executive's 1997 Approved Code of Practice for Scientific and Archaeological Diving.
In 2003 he set up Advanced Underwater Surveys (ADUS) within the University of St Andrew specialising in high-resolution multibeam sonar surveying of historic shipwrecks. Due to an increase in commercial work in 2008 ADUS became a limited company with the University of Dundee providing expertise in visualisation of the survey data. In 2013 the DeepOcean Group acquired 50% of the company and AdusDeepOcean Ltd is now the leading hi-tech surveyor and visualizer of wrecks for both the salvage industry and heritage organisations throughout the world.
email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Mark Dunkley is a Maritime Archaeologist at English
Heritage and has specific responsibility for the management of
England’s Protected Wreck Sites. Mark studied archaeology
at the University of Winchester and completed a part-time post-graduate
programme at the University of Portsmouth. He learnt to dive in
a Victorian Swimming Baths while working as an archaeologist for
the Museum of London in the early 1990’s and undertook further
diver training at Fort Bovisand in 1997 when he obtained his HSE
Part III qualification. He was employed as an archaeologist at
Wessex Archaeology until 2004 and has worked extensively throughout
the UK. He has been a Tutor for the Nautical Archaeology Society
and Hon. Secretary of the Institute of Field Archaeologists Maritime
Mark’s current role is varied and includes management administration
and licensing in respect of England’s Protected Wreck Sites,
providing designation and other scheduling recommendations as well
as providing broader advice relating to the marine historic environment
including the assessment of priorities for commissioning archaeological
email - Mark.Dunkley@english-heritage.org.uk
graduated as a civil engineer in 1983, Michael
an Australian, sailed around South and Southeast
a year before joining a Singapore based
engineering company. That
lead to work in interesting places; Malaysia, New
Africa , Myanmar, Vietnam,
the Iran-Iraq war, to name a few.
1987 he changed tack by joining Pacific Sea Resources as
diving supervisor for the two year excavation of the 1638
Manila Galleon, Nuestra
Senora de la Concepcion, in Saipan From
then on maritime archaeology became the focus. His
company, Maritime Explorations, has since directed the excavation
of some of the most important shipwrecks in Asia ,
either directly or on behalf of others.
include the c.1690 Vung Tau Wreck, a lorcha with a cargo of Chinese porcelain,
the c.1608 Binh
Thuan Wreck, a Chinese junk with a cargo of Zhangzhou
porcelain, the 15th century Bakau
Wreck, one of the oldest Chinese junks ever found
in Southeast Asia, the 13th century Java
Sea Wreck, an Indonesian ship with a cargo of Chinese
iron and ceramics, the 10th century Intan
Wreck, another Indonesian ship with an extremely
diverse cargo from a Srivijayan entrepot port, and the 9th century Belitung
(Batu Hitam) Wreck, an Arab or Indian ship with a
cargo of Chinese Changsha ceramics and an imperial gift,
the oldest intact wreck ever found in Asia.Intan
Wreck formed the basis of Flecker’s Ph.D. dissertation. His
primary interest is the evolution and interaction of various
Asian shipbuilding traditions.
For details of these shipwrecks and Flecker’s
publications see www.maritime-explorations.com
email - email@example.com
Craig Forrest is a lecturer in law at the University of Teesside.
Born and education in South Africa, he has been an active sports
diver, wreck enthusiast, spearfisherman and octopush player since
his early teens. Having read for a Bachelor of Commerce degree,
he spent two years in the South African Navy as a Sub-Lieutenant,
serving aboard various naval vessels. Having completed an undergraduate
and masters degree in law, he moved to the UK to undertake postgraduate
studies. He was awarded a scholarship to undertake a PhD at the
University of Wolverhampton on the legal protection of Underwater
Cultural Heritage. It is expected that this thesis will be completed
in 2000. He completed the NAS Part I in 1998 and is hoping to go
on to participate in a number of projects.
Recent publications include
- "State Claims to Shipwrecks in the US: The Brother Jonathan" Lloyd’s
Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly 1998  pp.509 – 514
- "Historic wreck in international waters: conflict or consensus?" with
Paul Flectcher-Tomenius Marine Policy 2000  pp.1 – 10
Kevin Heath learnt to
dive in Karlsruhe, Germany in 1985 and was able to use this new
found skill to follow his life long interest in Shipwrecks. Kevin
ran the dive charter business Wreck and Reef diving in St Keverne,
Cornwall for 6 years before moving to the Orkney Islands, Scotland
Since moving to Scotland Kevin
has been involved in many shipwreck projects, the most noted
being, U 297, a U-Boat lost to the west of
Orkney in 1944, HMS Exmouth lost off Wick Scotland
in 1940 and the SS Norge 2003 project.
Kevin is the researcher and project
leader for the multi-national SS Norge 2004
project which will mark the 100th anniversary of this tragic
email - Kjh1702@aol.com
Hildred was born in Canada, educated in the UK and achieved a
BA in Prehistory and Archaeology from University of Sheffield
in 1978.The Mary Rose Trust currently employs Alex as site director
and to write the volume on Ordnance as part of the Mary Rose
Archaeological Report. Alex is a part-time lecturer at the University
of Plymouth, occasional lecturer at Universities of Southampton
Alex is Archaeological Director
for Mary Rose (1545), Resurgam (1879), Hazardous (1706)
and Coronation (1691) historic wreck sites
and Chair of the Maritime Affairs Group of the Institute of
Alex has worked on many sites and projects including
the Mary Rose, Resurgam, Teignmouth, Coronation, Kravel, Kronan, Ruby, La
Surveillante, Studland Bay, Map
Malta, Grace Dieu, Nuestra
Senora de la Conception, Yarmouth Roads and
the Dover Bronze Age site. Special interests
- Evolution and design of ordnance carried
on board ships including experimental manufacture and
- Application of physical and chemical analysis in the
study of artefacts.
- Evaluation of underwater sites with a view
to co-ordinating marketing, survey and excavation strategies.
- Deep water archaeology using ROVs
for survey and excavation
Awards include the Silver Trowel for initiative
in archaeology, BSAC Diver of the Year 1982 and Private Eye Gnome
of the Year 1982.
Web - The
Mary Rose Trust
email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Chris Holt is the Director of Full Circle Expeditions
and one of the expedition leaders for the Scientific Exploration
Society. After a career in the British Army that saw him serve
as a bomb disposal officer, army diver and commando, Chris set
off for pastures new.
A commercial diving supervisor and recreational instructor,
Chris now runs the diving logistics and safety for adventure and
wildlife documentaries. He also leads diving and other expeditions.
Chris led the successful expedition to Patagonian Chile to locate
the Wreck of HMS Wager, part of Anson's fleet.
Web Sites: www.fullcircleexpeditions.com www.ses-explore.org
Peter is based in Plymouth where he currently runs maritime archaeology projects for the US charity foundation ProMare. 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 used for mapping archaeological sites underwater. He has written a number of papers on surveying, geophysics and data management and has contributed to a number of books. Peter is a visiting research fellow at Plymouth University, supervises numerous MSc Hydrography projects each year, is a NAS Senior Tutor, is the NAS south west regional co-ordinator and is on the International Shipwreck Conference organising committee.
Peter has worked on many sites and projects including: HMS Amethyst (1811), The Cattewater wreck, Capraia (Italy), The Barrel Wreck (South Africa), HMS Colossus (1798), Coronation (1691), Erme Estuary, Firebrand (1707), Hazardous Prize (1706), Invincible (1801), Liberty70 Project, Mardi Gras deep wreck excavation (USA), Mary Rose, USS Monitor (USA), Rooswijk (1739), Kizilburun Roman wreck (Turkey), Resurgam submarine (1880), Shipwrecks of 1503 (Oman), Stella1 wreck (Italy), Tresco Channel, Vliegent Hart (Holland), HMS Whiting (1815)and ZI24 wreck (France).
Peter is now managing The SHIPS Project which aims to record and investigate the maritime history of Plymouth, England.
Web Sites: www.3HConsulting.com : www.promare.co.uk/ships
- Born 1942 – Bude, Cornwall
- Lived in Plymouth most of my life.
- Employer: National Health Service
- Term of Employment: 53 years
- Profession: Biomedical Scientist
Main Leisure Activites:
- Sub-Aqua Diving
- British Sub-Aqua Club National Coach for the South-West 1977 – 1981
- BSAC First-class diver / Advanced Instructor
Ray Ives started diving in 1966 and is still diving now, he began his career using standard dress then went on to become a saturation diver. Ray has worked for the famous salvage company Risdon Beasley, and as an oil and gas diver in the North Sea, Mexico, Africa, the Middle East, India and the Far East.
Ray has an interest in the history of commercial diving and now runs a private diving and shipwreck museum in Plymouth.
- Licence en Sciences chimiques (MS degree in chemistry) - Université Libre
de Bruxelles - Belgium
- Professional photography - Famous Photographers School – Newport
- Business administration - CEPAC - Solvay Business School - Université Libre
de Bruxelles - Belgium
- 1959 to 1963 - Cave diving in Han-sur-Lesse (Belgium), France,
Switzerland. Discovery of an important cave system in Han-sur-Lesse,
also of a major protohistoric archaeological deposit
- Assistant to the professor of analytical chemistry – Solvay
Business School and Ecole Polytechnique – Université Libre
de Bruxelles - Belgium
- 1963 to 1964 - Head R & D - AQUASTAR (watches and
underwater safety instruments for divers) – Geneva – Switzerland
- 1964 to 1999 - Freelance photographer (industrial and commercial
photography, still and movie underwater photography)
- Developed very wide angle lenses for underwater photography
in low visibility - Seven Seas Optics – Brussels
- (Jasinski 1971 a)
- 1976 to 1979 - Head of Professional and Military Diving Equipment
Sales - Diving Surfing Marine Co. and D'Ieteren Sport
S.A. - Brussels
- Created and organised underwater archaeology in Southern Belgium
- (Jasinski 1971 b)
- Involved in many underwater excavations at sea (Atlantic Ocean,
Mediterranean Sea, Indian Ocean, Carribean Sea, Timor Sea ..)
- A. o., wrecks of trading ships Lastdrager, Wendela, Slot
ter Hooge, Winterton, Nossa Senhora
do Monte do Carmo, warships Girona and Ça
- Assistant to archaeologist and naval historian Robert Sténuit
during excavations in Madagascar, Haïti, Indonesia…
- In charge of logistics, photography and finds preservation
Since 1985 - Developed precise methods for underwater
mapping and surveying in extremely low visibility surroundings
(Jasinski 1986, 1988, 1994)
Since 1987 - Founder and honorary chairman of the Centre de
Recherches Archéologiques Fluviales (CRAF), the only
Belgian Society devoted to underwater archaeology in Southern
Since 1991 - Every three years, Marc Jasinski runs a
theoretical course and practical training sessions for archaeologists
and recreational divers willing to improve their skills at underwater
excavation and recording methods
Tutor for the Nautical Archaeological Society (UK)
Since 1997 - Adviser to the Directorate of Archaeology
of the Ministry of Southern Belgium, for underwater archaeology
Member of the board and treasurer for the Fédération
des Archéologues de Wallonie (Southern Belgium)
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Paris. 249 pp.
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Bruxelles.JASINSKI M.J., 1971 a. L'usage des objectifs très
grands angulaires en photographie sous-marine. C.E.P., Bruxelles.
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at Han-sur-Lesse. IJNA, 1:188-189
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et des ajustements par la méthode des moindres carrés à la
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de la Deuxième journée d'archéologie namuroise,
pp. 123-128. Namur, Ministère de la Région
wallonne, DGATL, Service des Fouilles.
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n°60, Cercle archéologique Hesbaye-Condroz,
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perspectives. Actes de la 7ème Journée
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la Région wallonne, DGATL, Service des Fouilles
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traditionnel du patrimoine wallon. Actes de la 8ème Journée
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en Haute Meuse namuroise. Actes de la 8ème Journée
d'Archéologie namuroise. Namur, Ministère de
la Région wallonne, DGATL, Service des Fouilles
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Bilan et perspectives. In Bull. du Cercle d'Histoire et d'Archéologie
Segnia, XXIV, 1999, pp. 168 –207. Houffalize, Belgium
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Alan Jones is MD and majority shareholder of Shipwrecks
UK Ltd, working
closely with business partners Richard and Bridget Larn.
He gained his `3rd class diver` qualification in 1967, with
and was with Southsea BSAC when other members included John
Alan developed the Shipwrecks UK GIS and has worked on
technical and data
developments for this resource from 2003, expanding on the
which remains the foundation for this reference facility.
about the resource, including expert reviews, is at
www.shipwrecks.uk.com. His 'Mapping Our Shipwreck Heritage'
delivered to the 2008 International Shipwreck Conference.
Web - www.shipwrecks.uk.com
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Savas Karakas is a true diving enthusiast and history
lover. He was born in 1968 in Ankara/Turkey and holds a BA
in Economics. Although he was a very popular TV personality
hosting live morning shows and entertainment programs he
preferred to keep track of his grandfather who fought at
Gallipoli. In 1997 he started to research the Gallipoli shipwrecks.
He has produced, host and contributed many programmes for
the national and international televisions on Gallipoli. ‘Gallipoli:
History in the Depths’, ‘Gallipoli: War beneath
the waves’ are just two from his many documentary productions.
He is married and currently works for Iz TV; a respected
Turkish documentary channel.
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Sean Kingsley has worked as a marine archaeologist for 25 years with a specialist interest in Byzantine and colonial-periods wrecks, and global trade patterns. Off Israel he discovered the largest cluster of ancient wrecks in the eastern Mediterranean in King Solomon’s port of Dor. He is currently consulting with Odyssey Marine Exploration on HMS Victory (1744), English Channel, and assembling final reports on the Tortugas ship (1622) in the Straits of Florida, the world’s first deep-sea excavation.
Sean is the Director of Wreck Watch Int., a London-based consultancy that throws a spotlight on the worldwide threats to shipwrecks. A central objective of Wreck Watch is to serve as a bridge between academic research, the private sector, industry and the general public for purposes of mainstream education and understanding. His work currently focuses on the effects of offshore fishing on underwater cultural heritage.
Sean is the author of ten books, including Shipwreck Archaeology of the Holy Land (Duckworth, 2004) and Oceans Odyssey 1-4.
Websites: www.wreckwatch.com; blog.wreckwatch.com
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Selçuk Kolay was born in Istanbul in 1948 and graduated
as Industrial Engineer from the University of West Berlin in 1974.
After compulsory national service in the Turkish navy he joined
the Koç Group, the biggest industrial conglomerate in Turkey,
as Industrial Manager.
In 1981 he was made a Director of the Koç Group and in
1991 he was made a board member of the Rahmi M. Koç Museum
and Cultural Foundation. He has been the director of the museum
since 1996.Selçuk has been a scuba diver since he was 16.
In 1988 he joined the diving team from the Middle East Technical
University, Ankara, which investigated vessels sunk in the Aegean
during the 1770 Ottoman-Russian Cesme WarOn behalf of the Museum
he salvaged the steam tug Liman 2 from
the Golden Horn and restored her to working order.He is qualified
in underwater exploration and the use of side-scan sonar, proton
magnetometers and GPS.In 1993 he identified remains found in the
Black Sea as being part of the German submarine UB46. In the same
year he planned and conducted a successful search for the sunken
WW1 cruiser Midilli and produced a documentary
of the search.In 1994 he found and documented the remains of the
WWII Turkish submarine Atilay in the Aegean,
confirming the belief that she had struck a mine. A further expedition
in 1994 located the buried wreck of the Russian Admirals
ship Yvestafy from the Ottoman-Russian
Cesme War of 1770.
Mr Kolay started the project for the
location of the WWI Australian submarine AE2 in
the Sea of Marmara in January 1995 and located the wreck in June
1998. During the search in 1997 he restored the remains of a salvaged
B-24 bomber and prepared an exhibition centred on it for the Rahmi
M. Koç Museum.
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Richard Larn. OBE. IMASS President & News Letter Editor.
Taught himself to dive in 1947 using German Drager U-Boat submarine escape apparatus, purchased from Exchange & Mart for 10 shillings (50p). Naval training school TS.Mercury when 14 years old: deck officer cadet with South American Saint Line; transferred to the Royal Navy, Korean War, navy diver from 1954, worked with 'Buster' Crabb and Lieut. George Wookey (holder of the then world deep diving record of 600ft).
Left RN in 1972 as Chief Petty Officer Mechanician Diver. Works Director for Partech Electronics then Managing Director and founder of Prodive Ltd, the Commercial Diving School in Falmouth Docks, helping to put almost 1,000 HSE qualified divers into the oil and gas industry. BS- AC member and 1st Class diver from 1957 to date; BS-AC Deputy Diving Officer 1961-2. Founding member of CMAS with Joan du Platt Taylor, and past editor of NAS News Letter. Has been Licensee of the St. Anthony & Admiral Gardner wreck sites; current holder of Bartholomew Ledge site licence.
Has been a team member working on the Mary Rose; Dartmouth; Coronation; Ramillies; Schiedam; Campen; Association; Firebrand; Eagle; Earl of Abergavenny, Halswell, and has dived thousands of other wrecks world wide. Founder, and for 21 years owner and joint Curator with his wife Bridget of the Charlestown Shipwreck Centre, Cornwall.
Instigator and founder member along with the late Roy Davis and Bridget Larn of NAS(SW), now IMASS, in 1981. Has written or co-authored 60 books, many with his wife Bridget, including their monumental seven volume Lloyd's Shipwreck Index of the British Isles, whose then 40,000 wreck entries assisted the RCHM, now English Heritage, to create the nations NMR(National Maritime Record) and later similarly that for Scotland & Wales.
Chairman of Shipwrecks UK.Ltd. Lives on the Isles of Scilly, and in 2013 will publish two new books, "Augustus John Smith - Emperor & King of Scilly" and "Built on Scilly - a history of island shipbuilding in the 18-19th centuries", and hopefully his first novel entitled "Captor".
Awarded the American 'Knight of Mark Twain' in 1969; was made a Cornish Bard (Gonyas an Mor) in 2006; and received an OBE in 2009 for services to Nautical Archaeology and Maritime History. Hobbies - guess what? Shipwrecks, writing and maritime history!
Annabel Lawrence has been
employed as a marine archaeologist since 1995, after graduating
from the University of St Andrews. She has worked on many
projects, mostly in the UK but also in Australia. Annabel
has worked along side Dr Colin Martin on the archaeological investigation
of the Cromwellian shipwreck at Duart Point, has carried
out coastal surveys for the Maritime Fife project, was
the Scottish NAS training officer for 2 years and has been a
member of the Archaeological Diving Unit for 5 years. Most
recently she has been working alongside the SWMAG as their Nominated
Archaeologist on the designated historic wreck Salcombe Cannon Site. Annabel
is a director of the newly formed archaeological consultancy
company 'Connect Archaeology', a company being developed by the
University of St Andrews.
Largely due to the efforts of the Hollywood film industry and
such notable actors as Errol Flynn, Mel Gibson, Charles Loughton
and Anthony Hopkins, the story of the mutiny on the Bounty is well
known to many of us. However, remarkably few people have
heard of the voyage of HMS Pandora, which represents the sequel
to the Bounty story and which in many ways is equally as dramatic
and moving. The Pandora set sail from England in 1791
under the command of Captain Edward Edwards whose charge was to
recapture the Bounty and arrest the mutineers, and bring
them back to England to face trial. Captain Edwards failed
to locate the Bounty but recaptured 14 of the mutineers that remained
on Tahiti before being wrecked on the journey home attempting to
make passage through the notorious Great Barrier Reef. The
wreck of the Pandora is currently the subject of full scale archaeological
investigation by maritime archaeologists working for the Queensland
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Rod is a 45 year old Scots
lawyer with 25 years diving under his belt. He lives and
works in Stonehaven, a small historic fishing town nestling in
a sheltered bay just to the south of Aberdeen, a coastline littered
with wartime wrecks. He is married to Claire with two daughters,
Nicola age 12 and Catriona age 8.
Rod very early branched off
into wreck diving. After visiting the scuttled German WWI High
Seas Fleet wrecks at Scapa Flow and falling in love with Orkney,
he wrote his first book, 'Dive Scapa Flow' which was published
by Mainstream, Edinburgh in 1990 and is now in its 3rd edition.
A few years his next book, 'Dive Scotland's Greatest Wrecks'
was published and is now in its 2nd edition.
After a break from writing to raise a family Rod got
back into print in 2003 with 'Dive England's Greatest Wrecks' and his
most recent, 'Into the Abyss:Diving to adventure in the Liquid
Rod has been involved in the making of the Dive Scapa Flow, Truk
Lagoon and Palau videos and has also featured in several TV programmes
including Timewatch, The Death of the Battleship and Equinox, Lethal
Seas, Maelstrom. He has written for most major dive magazines and
newspapers on wreck diving.
Scariest ever dive - the Corryvreckan Whirlpool, off Jura - the
3rd largest whirlpool in the world.
Web - www.shipwrecksofscotland.com
email : RodMacdonald@shipwrecksofscotland.com
Peter commenced leisure
diving in the Mediterranean whilst on a Submarine Depot ship based
in Malta in 1958. Qualified as a RN Ship's Diving Officer in the
UK in 1969, as a BSAC Sports diver and HSC4 1981.
Involved in naval
expeditions which carried out archaeological work on the Association and Eagle (Tearing
Ledge) (1707) on the Scilly Islands in the late 60's early
70's. Discovered and excavated the Mullion Pin Wreck (Santo
Christo de Costello)(1667)
with Richard Larn and Roy Davis (1969-73).
During the 70's was also
involved in archaeological work on naval wrecks; Mary
Yacht (1675), Schiedam (1684), Dartmouth (1690),
the East Indiamen; De Liefde (1711) and Svecia (1743),
also the Portuguese ship St. Anthony (1526).=20
In the 80's worked on the Campen (1627), a Dutch
East Indiaman on the Needles, Isle of Wight, and the 2nd Rate Ramillies on
Bolt Tail, Devon. (report pending)
In the 70's searched for, and in 1978, discovered the off shore
of 2nd Rate, HMS Coronation (1691) off Rame Head.
Held the licence to survey and excavate the site until 1986 and
is still involved in ongoing work on this wreck, her scattered
guns now extending over half a mile of the sea bed.
Has three sons, all divers from an early age. The eldest, David,
is a commercial diver and professional underwater photographer
who lives in the Scilly's. All have assisted in many archaeological
projects over the years.
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Innes McCartney is a maritime historian and archaeologist specialising in the naval shipwrecks of the 20th century. Over the last two decades Innes has been at the forefront of the discovery of many shipwrecks from this period in the waters around northern Europe. He has been particularly active in reinterpreting the U-boat losses of both world wars by finding the wrecks and challenging the assumptions upon which they were originally thought to have been sunk. Innes has also been at the forefront of discovery of the shipwrecks of the Battle of Jutland and the campaign for their ongoing protection. An author of several published volumes on shipwrecks and submarines, Innes has also co-produced and appeared in several television documentaries covering elements of his work.
Web - Periscope
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Robert F. Marx is an experienced
diver who has written more than 40 books covering his wide range
of interests in the field of marine archaeology and has published
hundreds of scientific and popular articles and reports. Mr. Marx
has been involved in over 80 underwater archaeology projects in
all parts of the world, listed here. A historian by instinct and
an adventurer at heart, Mr. Marx sailed from Spain to San Salvador
in Nina II, a replica of one of Columbus' tiny ships, discovered
Mayan temples in the jungles of Central America and sunken treasures
in all parts of the world.
Mr. Marx has lectured professionally
for more than forty-five years throughout the United States
and in forty-two foreign countries on the subjects of underwater
archaeology, maritime history, treasure hunting and travel.
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