Shipwreck Preservation Society

of Newfoundland & Labrador

Pool training smallSPSNL offered the one-day Introduction to Foreshore & Underwater Archaeology course on Sunday, June 4, 2017. The course is part of the training program offered by the Nautical Archaeology Society (NAS) of Portsmouth, England. The course is taught by Ken Keeping, Senior Tutor with SPSNL and/or Assistant Tutor Neil Burgess. The course is open to SPSNL members and others interested in learning about nautical archaeology and how to conduct wreck surveys. If you want to take part in SPSNL shipwreck projects in 2017 and beyond, this course is required. This course is a prerequisite for taking the 2-day NAS Part I course, which we are also offered on June 10 & 11, 2017.

Cost for the Intro course is $75 for SPSNL members and $125 for non-members (so it makes sense to join if you take the course). To participate in the diving portion of the course, participants need to already be certified Open Water scuba divers, and need to provide or rent their own diving gear.

SPSNL will offer this course again in August, if there is sufficient demand. If you would like to take it, please email us and let us know.

CLICK HERE to download the course information package.

CLICK HERE for more information on the NAS training program and individual courses.



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Bell Island Shipwreck Project

SPSNL is supporting the Bell Island Shipwreck Project in partnership with Daniel Rees, Rebecca Smith and Ken Keeping. The first round of survey dives on the PLM-27, Lord Strathcona and Saganaga were completed in early August. More survey dives are planned for this fall. Check the SPSNL Facebook group for details.


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