This course offered by the Sanisera Archaeology Institute is designed to teach with precision this field of research. If you are interested in learning underwater survey techniques and methodology and apply them in a Roman culture where you will find amphorae, anchors and the remains of shipwrecks, then this is a good option for you.
After more than 10 years of survey, our research team has new objectives, focused in a survey that will be held underwater, more than 18 meters deep. Located in the north coast of Menorca and nearby the Roman city of Sanisera, we consider essential to dive up to 30 meters, since there are many possibilities to discover, including more shipwrecks of Roman times or the past centuries.
This course is a novelty and a new challenge for our organization and is aimed at those students who have dived before, have good physical condition and feel comfortable practicing dives to depths up to 18 meters.
The water is calm and mild in temperature and currant, allowing for excellent diving conditions in a natural and pristine Mediterranean atmosphere.
Previous knowledge or experience in archaeology or computer systems is not required.
Field School life & language
The fieldwork runs 6 hours per day. The day will be divided between learning mapping techniques, lab work, exercises, lectures and videos. For every seven course days there are two days off.
The course is taught in English and Spanish.
To participate in diving activities, it is necessary to have a diving certificate from an internationally recognized organization (i.e. PADI) that will allow you to dive up to 18 meters.
If you want to participate in the underwater archaeology course and don’t have the Open Water Diving certificate allowing you to dive up to 18 meters, no worries! We offer you the possibility of getting the title with our Diving Center collaborator. For only $225 extra you will be able to dive anywhere in the world.
On the first day of the course, participants have to show a medical document stating that he/she is fit for diving activities. Participants that do not have this document on the first day will not be allowed to participate until they are able to present this document.
At the end of the Field program, students will receive a certificate of participation stating the hours and activities of the course.
Participants that perform exceedingly well in the course may receive a letter of recommendation from our organization upon request.
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