Shipwrecks, Underwater Cities and Adventure!
Marine archaeology just sounds exciting.
Spending your life sailing the high seas in search of legendary shipwrecks. Diving among treasure-laden ships in search of sunken riches. If only it were true! Marine archaeologists actually spend far more time on land than they do out at sea. There is also a tremendous difference between treasure hunting (think exploitation and profit) and marine archaeology (think preservation and education).
However, there is no denying that even without the allure of deep-sea treasure, marine archaeology is an exotic profession and a great career choice for someone who loves spending time in and on the water. It is particularly suited for individuals who are not afraid of a challenging work environment as marine archeologists must often carry out their investigations in very complex, unpredictable, and often dangerous situations. Marine archaeology also requires you to master a unique skill set (diving, navigation) and the use of highly specialized tools and equipment (magnetic and acoustic remote sensing equipment to locate sites; infrared and optical equipment to record and study them).
To learn more about marine archaeology and to access Ocean Connect’s wide range of educational and career resources, please visit our Marine Archaeology snapshot.