Membership Benefits

Support and engage in cutting-edge research into our maritime history.

  • Gain access to our Dorset wrecks database of over 1500 wrecks and sidescan sonar data.
  • Participate in projects researching specific shipwreck sites.
  • Get information on wrecks country-wide from our wreck information service.
  • Come out and see Britain’s foremost wreck-hunting ship, Coastal Guardian, in action.
  • See sidescan sonar and terrain mapping research in action, and view the sea-bed live with our drop camera.
  • Attend talks on aspects of our maritime history and receive our monthly newsletter.

Enjoy a variety of social events.

  • Attend our social evening at in venues around the country.
  • Re-live Christmas from a bygone era at our Christmas party in Weymouth’s 17th century old town hall.
  • Join our trips to maritime history sites.

If you are a diver, get involved in our exploratory wreck diving.

  • Join our UK member-only dive trips throughout the year on Wey Chieftain 4.
  • Dive the exclusive sites found through SWP research.
  • Join one of our project team to which we dedicate access to specific wreck sites.
  • Get involved in our UK and foreign destination wreck-exploration trips.
  • Receive discounts on equipment servicing, kit hire and air/nitrox.

Full annual membership £85

  • Subscription available on-line allowing rapid access to all member benefits.