UK-wide guidance

The recovery of any finds underwater must comply with Marine Management Organisation (MMO) regulations. Details of the MMO guidance and requirements for licensing can be found at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/marine-licensing-guidance-for-recreational-divers

Any recovered find, including those recovered by hand, must be reported to the Receiver of the Wreck.

 

Historic wrecks

Certain dive sites discovered may have more restrictive requirements. We currently hold licences for several protected sites. Any┬ádive on a site having a protection order will be on a strictly look but don’t disturb or take basis.

If you have any questions as to current MMO legislation as it relates to diving or any other aspect of the recovery of artefacts please ask your crew.