Commercial diving

Mooring the Nordwind
Once again the day started early and the conditions did not look very promising. The winds were against us and the sea very irregular. However, we managed to be on site one hour later than usual, but still, better one hour lost than the whole day. With Nordwind refusing to […]

Hedvig Sophia 2011, Day 10

Another eight diving course graduates
To the next eight diving course graduates who successfully finished their course with the final exam today. Well done and keep up the good work! Watch this spot for more pictures and a blog about the course as well…

Congratulations again…

Group shot after the last exam, 8 happy new commercial divers...
to our eight freshly graduated commercial divers who braved cold (very cold), ice (a lot of it), snow (some) and zero visibility in the winter diving course. Well done!!! From now on the water can only get warmer!


Thank You letters from EIS
Two weeks ago, a group of students from Esbjerg International School visited the Maritime Archaeology Programme at the University of Southern Denmark to learn about maritime archaeology, diving - and last but not least the tough life of University students. A group of MAP students prepared a short programme including […]

A thanks for the thank you from Esbjerg International School

I’ve been hearing a lot lately about the lack of snow at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games, with many asking themselves where on earth the snow disappeared to. Well, I know where it went…and that’s right here, in Esbjerg! Under the circumstances, there was only one thing to do, […]


Maritime Archaeology Programme Fieldschool 2009 from Delia Ni Chiobhain on Vimeo. 18 days of fieldschool in 5 minutes… See Delia Ni Chiobhain’s new fieldschool movie, either here or in the gallery section…

Prerow - THE MOVIE

The diving team (participants in the commercial diving course) of the first year students in the Maritime Archaeology Masters Programme had the first diver training week in Hemmoor Lake. It was the best team-building event ever! Yes, it was a little bit cold, and of course a little bit tiresome…But […]

Diving Week. Hemmoor, Germany

Began Tuesday at 04:00 following an urgent call for assistance from the local authorities. Had breakfast and headed to the Bernstein Weg beach. We arrived at 05:20. A small patch of wood showed through the sand, on the edge of the surf. We began clearing the sand with hands and […]

Fieldschool Day 2

Arrival For a period of three weeks the Maritime Archaeology Programme, usually based in the University of Southern Denmark, Esbjerg, is relocating to sunny northern Germany.  The class of 2008 along with professors, Jens Auer and Thijs Maarleveld arrived at Prerow on Sunday the 27th of July. The class is […]

Fieldschool Day 1

At the end of May six - freshly graduated and tired but happy - commercial SCUBA divers received their licenses from a representative of the Danish Maritime Authority in Esbjerg after the last oral exam… Congratulations and well done!!

Diving for archaeology

Today we could proudly launch (well, christen on dry land) our new survey and dive boat, the MAPper. We are very grateful for the support from the Claus Sørensen Fond in Esbjerg, which allowed us to purchase the brand new Pioner Multi. We are looking forward to use in the […]

Christening the MAPper

Monday the 30th of March the Maritime Archaeology Programme commercial diving course went to Hemmoor in Northern Germany to spent a week diving in the famous Kreidesee. The Kreidesee is a flooded chalk quarry near Hamburg that was turned into a perfect dive site for divers at all levels. The […]

Deep Diving Week. Hemmoor, Germany