Why Speak of Archaeology
Submerged cultural heritage and underwater archaeology can be reasons for added pleasure in recreational diving.
Archaeology is like detective work: a challenging combination of theory and technical skills, trying to reconstruct the past. It involves a large set of disciplines, especially when practiced underwater, encompassing many activities of interest to the recreational diver (research, prospecting, photography, remote detection, positioning, registration, drawing, etc.).
As a recreational diver you will find several sites with underwater cultural heritage, which you can visit as a diver. At these dive sites can be requested from the diver specialties, such as the Certification CMAS Cultural Heritage, CMAS Archeology and CMAS Advance Archeology.
The growing recreational diving community plays a decisive role in citizen science programs, being a tool for inventorying underwater cultural heritage in the coastal zone. The diver, whether in apnea or with autonomous scaffolding, can play a key role in the discovery of new traces of underwater archaeological heritage.
IT IS IMPORTANT TO CLARIFY THAT THE RECREATIONAL DIVER CAN ONLY HELP ARCHeology TEAMS IN THE SEARCH FOR TRACES OF THE SUBMERGED PAST, TO PROSPECT WRECKS OF SHIPWRECKS AND OTHER ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITES AND NEVER COLLECT THE FOUND HERITAGE