Topic ID #39396 - posted 4/11/2018 3:19 AM

Exploration of underwater archaeology of Adentro island, Spain 9th to 23th Sept 2018 - 1.350€


This course is aimed at students and people interested in archaeology who wish to participate in the course this exciting underwater archaeology in Mazarrón, located in Murcia (Spain). You will be able to study first hand the exploration and techniques used in underwater archaeology and the model of Phoenician trade during protohistory and the Iberian period.

In CEPOAT we strongly believe in the proper education of our students, through our training.  We offer introductory courses and also perform underwater archaeeological works, an area of work that is not much addressed in curriculums and it is as important in Spain as it is to study the Mediterranean in the antiquity.

This course aims to train the students of History and Archeology in the field of underwater archeology. To achieve this we have a specialized training programme. To be accepted you must have a degree in History, you also must have the titles of professional diving to be able to work at this level. In order to learn these techniques you must have, at least, basic diving training. We propose a double training.  In the first instance,  by obtaining the title FEDAS B1E (for those who do not have it ) and in a second phase of the course through training in underwater archaeology. Those who already have a degree will do the learning of underwater archaeology from day one.

The FEDAS or PADI certification is not comparable  or validated with professional diving, but it is the minimum requirement to participe in this course.

Introduction to the project:
The municipality of Mazarrón is one of the localities of world reference on the underwater archeology in relation to the Phoenician world by all known.

The discovery of the Phoenician ship in 1988 and its excavation in successive years has deeply marked the municipality. Its importance in antiquity comes to light today in the studies on present and future underwater archeology and make us consider the course in Mazarron as a focus and point of work of utmost importance for contact with the Phoenician World.


In the work we develop from CEPOAT is the formation and in this case as in others, the training in Underwater Archaeology of the Phoenician World is fundamental, on the one hand as regards the relationship of CEPOAT with the Old World in general but above all with the relationship of CEPOAT with the Region of Murcia, as we have the opportunity to train great specialists in these topics of great interest to the scientific community.


This course is aimed at those who already have training in diving as well as those who do not. The course will start from a training course in diving during the first days for those students without diving knowledge and where they can obtain the B1E degree from the Spanish Federation of Underwater Activities, while those students who already have such training can begin the prospecting and study. Both teams will join up during the second part of the course where we can see the methodology  used underwater archaeology, the programmed activities of previous studies, prospecting and drawing of specific areas of the coast of Mazarrón.

This will consist of two morning dives and theory through lectures / conferences and preparation of materials in the evenings.
The training will consist of two basic aspects:

1. Training in Diving (1/2 of 1st week).

Getting Diving Title B1E FEDAS  or PADI Open Water Diver.

Practical issues (B1E or Open Water Diver):

Place the equipment.
Entry into the water.
Leveling in background.
Fund balance in
Care companion
Equipment maintenance

Theoretical issues (B1E or OWD):

Contact with water
Pressure changes
Breathing Diving
Breathing underwater
Planning the dives

2. Underwater Archaeology (1st and 2nd week).

Practical issues:

Study of documentation: historical and cartographic.
Acquiring knowledge of surveying and prospecting techniques.
Underwater archaeological drawing.
Photography Techniques and photogrammetry.
Inventory and cataloging of materials.
Conserving materials.

Theoretical issues:

-The Underwater Archaeology in Spain. Background and current situation.
-Legislation Of Underwater Cultural Heritage: UNESCO Convention of 2001.
-PRODUCT TYPE underwater archaeological sites.
-Terminología Basic naval architecture and its evolution over time.
Social -Concienciación and enhancement of PCS.

General Information
Mode of activity: Archaeological School.
ECTS: 5 credits (equivalent to 125 hours)
Number of students: 10
Public prices: 1.350€ (accommodation, breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

Information and registration:

Where to submit your application and registration online:  
Contact email:
Information Phone: +34 868883890 

       Website: Cepoat School of Archaeology 


The students will stay in the youth hostel El Peñasco.
This hostel offers group rooms, public toilets, laundry facilities in the vicinity  and leisure spaces for young people.

Capacity: 20 participant.

Breakfast, mid morning lunch, lunch and dinner will be prepared by a local chef at a nearby lodge restaurant. If there are any vegetarians or anybody with any kind of allergy should inform us as soon as possibly.

How to get Mazarrón:

Mazarrón can can be reached every hour from the bus station in Murcia.

Dates & Fees

2018 Program Dates: from 9th September to 23th September

Fees: € 1350

Fees include: Room and Board• Seminars• Health insurance•Administrative costs

Fees do not include excursions, airfares or arrival transport. PAYMENT: Pre-registration and registration in CASIOPEA.

Cancellation and refund policy: Once the course has been registered and paid unfortunately there will be no possibility of a refund.

Travel and medical insurance: Participants are covered by an insurance policy through the University of Murcia (which is included in the course), which provides: medication, treatment and prescription, surgical and accident or sudden illness.

Right of admission: CEPOAT and the University of Murcia reserves the right to reject the selection of a candidate, if the minimum health requirements are not fulfilled for each of the tasks that will be required during the course.

Once in the field, the program director reserves the right to expel a participant from the program because of his behavior in a group, in violation of Spanish laws, regulations or customs.


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