ADMAT Runs Proton Magnetometer Survey Diver Course To Maritime Archaeological Students of University of Bristol
Students form the MA Degree Course Practice Using Sidescan Sonar and Proton Magnetometer.
Students from the Centre for Historical and Maritime Archaeology at the University of Bristol, were taken off south Wales for a weekend to learn the practical side of using the AX2000 magnetometer by Aquascan and the Imagenex sidescan sonar. The course was sponsored by the Department of Archaeology and Aquascan International.
Aquscan had hired the MAKO an old RAF rescue launch as the survey boat. Bob Williams from Aquascan International and Dr Simon Spooner were the instructors for the weekend. During the Saturday the students learnt how to use these pieces of equipment. An excellent lunch was served by the skipper and crew of the boat and then in the afternoon more work until dusk. On the Sunday it was decided that as the students had done so well, the team would go and see if we could find a Spanish wreck of the 1700s which Bob Williams had looked for 20 years ago. The students managed to electronically relocate the wreck site, confirming Bob’s original work 20 years ago!