NASAC

NASAC , the Nautical Archaeology Society’s Dive Club

run by NAS members for NAS members

Projects

NASAC’s raison d’etre is to offer project  opportunities  to its members (and thereby to NAS members). This allows us to gain experience in underwater archaeology and to develop and refine practical and project management skills.  A variety of projects are already underway, with others at the development / research / “wouldn’t it be great to...” phase.

We welcome both new members and suggestions for new projects and encourage members to develop their own projects.

Current projects can be explored through the links at left.

Latest Dives

A1 Submarine

Groundwork preparation for an EH-funded dive trail on the historic A1 submarine. She is a protected site so names must be added to the licence. Please contact Mark ASAP if interested. Some divers may be asked to perform specific tasks and / or pilot the underwater trail guide as this is developed. RIB diving out of Portsmouth. Usual Club diving fees apply (£5 per dive for members, £15 per dive for non members).

Sunday 14th July - 2 dives

Sunday 21st July - 1 dive only, pm

Thursday 22nd August - 2 dives

Sunday 1st September - 2 dives

Read more about the project here.  


Evening dives

Tuesday  20th  August  

Wednesday 4th September

Sites to be determined by those attending so get your requests in to Mark.


Sunday dives

Sunday 28th  July

Sunday 11th  August

Sites to be determined by those attending so get your requests in to Cardie.


HMS Invincible

Wednesday 28th August

Thursday 29th August

NAS have eLearning Fieldschools on the site of HMS Invincible in August, diving from the hard boat Wight Spirit. If the boat is not filled with eLearners there will be space available for NASAC divers but this will only be confirmed about 2 weeks beforehand. Divers could assist Dan with his current scheme of work on the site, or just have some fun dives on this protected historic wreck. Final cost will be determined by numbers attending. Contact Mark to register your interest.


Gresham Ship at Stoney Cove

The Gresham Ship was carrying iron bars as part of her cargo. About 8 of these bars were moved from Horsea Lake to Stoney Cove with the hull timbers in 2012. There are 49 additional iron bars (estimated 5 tons!) at Fort Cumberland (which had been forgotten about!) which will be moved to Stoney Cove in September to be installed alongside the ship timbers.

Wednesday 18th September – load bars and transport to Stoney Cove.

Thursday 19th September – deposit bars in the Cove and move them to the wreck site.

Friday 20th  September – finish moving bars and survey the site.

Contact Mark to volunteer  - sorry, only divers with HSE scuba or HSE Sci and Arch diving ACOP equivalent qualifications as these will be “at work” dives.

Read all about the project here.


SS Cragside, Portland Harbour

Saturday 19th October

Sunday 20th October

NAS have eLearning Fieldschools on the site of the SS Cragside in October, diving from the hard boat Scimitar. If the boat is not filled with eLearners there will be space available for divers but this will only be confirmed about 2 weeks beforehand. Divers can assist with a survey or just have a fun dive on this nice, rarely dived wreck. Final cost will be determined by numbers attending. Contact Mark to register your interest.


Eastern Solent Anomalies

Work has begun grouping geophysical survey anomalies into areas and single / multiple dive possibilities and planning dives. This work will continue during the meeting on 5th September.  The plan is to get in Fish & Chips and make an evening of it. All welcome, no prior experience required!  


Divers Cove, Godstone, Surrey

New inland dive site on our doorstep! Opened last month, a 7 acre, 8.5 metre deep lake just off the M25, junction 6, 74 miles from HQ.  We plan to visit and try it out over the winter. More…

Guest Divers

Guest divers are welcome to dive with us and try us out. Guests are limited to 10 dives in any calendar year, must hold and provide evidence of third party insurance and must either possess an HSE diving medical or self certify before each dive. If you’ve dived with us 10 times in the year, its equivalent to you joining us.

Dive Fees

£5 per dive for members

£15 per dive for guests

These fees are for standard RIB divies from Honor. In order to recover fuel costs, the club reserves the right to increase fees for any dives that are a long way from the launch point or that require a long tow to the launch point.