Spain, Menorca

Surveying the Roman Mediterranean Ports. Underwater Archaeology in Portus Iulius (Naples – Italy) and Sanisera Port (Menorca – Spain)

when 1 May 2018 - 21 May 2018
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 10 EC
fee USD 2900

The Sanisera Archaeology Institute for International Field Schools offers annual programs in archaeology. This course is designed for students from around the world interested in studying abroad, gaining knowledge in Roman cities, classical archaeology and underwater archaeology.

This underwater archaeology course consists of two main parts:

During the first part of the course students will participate in an underwater archaeology survey. Immersions will focus on an underwater archaeological survey, exploring the Ancient Port of Sanitja and the coast of the Cape of Cavalleria. The aim of this project is to identify structures of the Roman city of Sanisera and underwater shipwrecks, as well as the associated cargo including amphoras and anchors.

The second part of the course consists of studying the submerged archaeological remains of Portus Iulius of the Baia Underwater Park. In order to do this, participants will travel to Naples Bay, Italy.

Course leader

Fernando Contreras and Antonio Talavera

Target group

If you are interested in gaining experience, practicing diving and learning the techniques and methodology used for surveying in different seabed, identifying the most diverse archaeological materials that can be discovered in underwater Roman archeology, this course is the best option for you.

Course aim

After finishing this course, the training and experience gained will help you to decide if underwater archaeology is the area of research that you wish to focus on or if you want to continue on with underwater archaeology as a future profession. You will have also visited the most iconic and remarkable Roman underwater archaeological sites in the Mediterranean.

Fee info

USD 2900: Course fee includes

Course tuition
Tanks, tank filling and weights.
Daily transportation to/from the research site
Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Accident insurance at the site.
Open water diving certificate (PADI).
Flight ticket to/from Menorca-Naples / Naples-Menorca. (students can only take a cabin bag weighing up to 10 kg with maximum dimensions of 55cm x 40cm x 20cm)
Accommodation in Hotel Arco Felice (Naples Bay).
Archaeological immersions at Baia Underwater Park
Transportation from the Hotel Arco Felice to the diving centre at Baia Underwater Park.
Certificate of participation