The Return to Antikythera project is currently one of the most high profile underwater archaeology initiatives in the world. Expedition videos below provide insight into the calibre of this project.
John Fardoulis has been a member of the Return to Antikythera team for several years, with the most recent work being to provide a detailed terrain reconstruction of the coastline adjacent to the Antikythera shipwreck.
This data will be used to help build a floating dock, from which the Hublot-designed underwater ROV (aka. underwater drone), Bublot will be deployed in 2018.
The 2017 expedition video is below.
The following excerpt from the 2016 expedition video has had over 1.4 million views.
The 2015 expedition video is below.
Mobility Robotics has also provided aerial video services for a documentary being produced on the project.
In the spring of 1900, two sponge fishing boats from the island of Symi came to anchor off the east coast of Antikythera. Waiting for calm seas before proceeding to their intended fishing grounds, the sponge divers decided to dive along the island s coast. Diver Ilias Stadiatis happened upon the wreck at depths reported between Read More