What we do

SDA Marine provides a comprehensive suite of services from historical research to underwater inspection, diving inspection, conservation and high technology remote survey. We utilize the most advanced sonar mapping tools and data interpretation software available. 

Our approach is innovative and highly professional. For construction and engineering projects we believe in a structured and phased approach to a project. Professional comprehensive desk studies will determine the graded level of historical potential of a site, so that appropriate levels of subsea intervention can be recommended.  This avoids unnecessary additional project costs and focuses high technology seabed survey resources on significant sites with historical potential.

Based on years of experience, we are well positioned to advise organisations on how best to manage their underwater cultural heritage. Any underwater site could have the potential to reveal valuable new historical insights into the history and development of an area. These sites may require protection or mitigation strategies where development is unavoidable.

We are able to mobilize a rapid response team very quickly in the event of an underwater discovery during the course of construction work and provide an evaluation and inspection service.

Successful marine archaeology requires a comprehensive understanding of the history of a designated location, an intimate knowledge of the underwater environment and technology best employed to investigate subsea locations combined with proven experience in the concise and professional interpretation and reporting methods.

SDA Marine is often one part of a highly complex project organisation and we offer a professional service that is geared to the success of the project as a whole.