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Anglo ~ Danish Maritime Archaeological Team, or A.D.M.A.T. for short, is a Specialist Maritime  Archaeological Organization, with a scientific sub division in France called ADMAT- FRANCE. This is the non profit scientific arm of ADMAT; based at the Muséum National  d’Histoire Naturelle at Paris, départememt Préhistoire, UMR-CNRS 7194.

ADMAT is a non-profit educational scientific organization. Our aims are:

  • To conduct maritime archaeology in the Caribbean, assisting governments to survey and protect their underwater cultural heritage.
  • To assist volunteer - students to take part in maritime archaeological field excavations and surveys.
  • To protect the Underwater Maritime Cultural Heritage. We survey, record and advise on how to protect, shipwrecks from the old European empires.

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ADMAT Projects

ADMAT is currently running projects in The Dominican Republic and Canada.


The dates for 2017 Tile Wreck Project:

We will be continuing our maritime archaeological survey of this important French armed merchantman.

7th to 21st January 2017.


As usual places are limited and it is on a first come first basis. So to avoid disappointment please contact us to join the Team! 


Contact Dr. Spooner on .    

For full information click the Tile Wreck Link at the top of the page.



The dates for 2017 Wreck Two Project:

Following the success of the last initial survey of this new wreck site, we are pleased to announce the next survey on this shipwreck is in the:

1st - 15th July 2017

15th - 29th July 2017


For full information click here



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ADMAT returns from Wreck Two Survey July 2016 Project, in Monte Cristi, Dominican Republic.


This project was led by former ADMAT student John Downing who with a small team conducted an initial survey of Wreck Two. Wreck Two was located in March after a sice scan sonar survey and with the assistance of local fisherman.


We will be releasing the summary and photos of this project soon.


For the summary and photos from the Le Casimir Summer 2014 Survey, click below.


Le Casimir Summer Project 2014


Photographs from The Tile Wreck May, July-August, December 2013 and the latest February 2014 please click on the link below.


Tile Wreck 2013-14


Above photo: The large anchor near Wreck Two in Monte Cristi Bay and training the Team at ADMAT's Maritime Archaeological Centre.

ADMAT is delighted to have an association with Muséum National  d’Histoire Naturelle at Paris, départememt Préhistoire, UMR-CNRS 7194.


For the newsletters . Please click on the link below:

ADMAT Newsletters.


Photographs from the 2012 Island Wreck survey

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The Thalassa France 3 national French TV Film Link

taken during the 2010 summer project: Click here


Photographs from the 2010 Tile Wreck project including the Thalassa France 3 national French TV; filming our work

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ADMAT Identifies French 1783 Warship as Le Dragon The Last French Warship Lost During The American War of Independence!

Click below for the press release

Press Release


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