SingTao Daily article - 03/02/2021
Friday, 26 February 2021 19:21

20180908 Small Talk at Hong Kong Maritime Museum
Saturday, 08 September 2018 15:45


The Discovery, Raising and Conservation of a 1000 years old Artefact in Hong Kong Water (in Cantonese and English)

8 Sept 2018 (Saturday), 15:45-16:45

Rick Chan
Founder Member, Hong Kong Underwater Heritage Group

Paul Harrison
Conservator, Hong Kong Maritime Museum

A 1000 years old artefact was found accidentally in Hong Kong water, is this the start or end of underwater cultural heritage in Hong Kong?

We will show you again how this underwater artefact discovered, raising and conservation, hope this can raise the awareness of the public that how rich is the underwater cultural heritage in Hong Kong and the important of proper record and protection.

Please click here for the video.

3rd Asia-Pacific Regional Conference on Underwater Cultural Heritage Proceddings
Monday, 07 May 2018 15:05


3rd Asia-Pacific Regional Conference on Underwater Cultural Heritage (APCONF2017)

Please download the proceedings from below links:

APCONF2017 Proceddings Vol.1

APCONF2017 Proceddings Vol.2

20170205 Sunday Report - 滄海遺珠
Sunday, 05 February 2017 00:00

20170205 TVB Sunday Report - 滄海遺珠

Documentary about underwater culture heritage work in Hong Kong.

20170102 TVB Pearl Report - Maritime Marvel
Tuesday, 03 January 2017 00:00

20170102 TVB Pearl Report - Maritime Marvel

Documentary about underater culture heritahe work in Hong Kong.

3rd Asia-Pacific Conference on Underwater Cultural Heritage Call for Session
Sunday, 11 December 2016 08:24

Join in on the discussion on what is happening in maritime archaeology in the Asia-Pacific region with this conference in November 2017 at the Hong Kong Museum. Get a session together or tell your friends to! Thank you.

SCMP article - 04/10/16
Monday, 14 November 2016 22:29

Please click here for full article.

Talk at Hong Kong Maritime Museum
Monday, 24 October 2016 00:00







A talk "Excavating Hong Kong's Sunken Treasure" was held at Hong Kong Maritime Museum on 22 Oct 2016, our member Mr. Rick Chan share his experience and story of the excavation of a stone anchor stock dated at Song Dynasty and a British cannon.

Tolo Harbour coastal archaeological site - 10/08/2016
Tuesday, 09 August 2016 20:43

The site located off the Sai Kung West Country Park north east of Hong Kong Island consists of many stone flakes and at least two large stone boulder (cores) from which the flakes came from, and spread over an area of about 200m along a pebble beach. The two large stone cores, of which the largest and well-used one measures 0.6m height, 0.6m diameter (at broadest), and 0.35m diameter at the top. They were seen on a falling tide and about 10m below the high tide mark, and approximately 1m below the predicted high tide for the nearby coast.

Raising of anchor stock and cannon - 17/07/16
Wednesday, 20 July 2016 22:47

With the sponsor and support of HKMM, 9 divers from HKUHG lead by Bill raised the anchor stock and cannon over the weekend 16 & 17 July 2016.




2016 NAS Part III Artefact Conservation & Documentation Course
Sunday, 08 May 2016 23:02

2016 NAS Part III Artefact Conservation & Documentation Course


Tutor: Paul Harrison (Professional Conserator), Dr. Mick Atha (HK Registered Archaeologist & Adjunt Assistant Professor), Kennis Yip (HK Registered Archaeologist)

Organizer: Rick Chan (HKUHG)

Venue: Hong Kong Maritime Museum


Nautical Archaeology Society (NAS) official international Partner
Wednesday, 27 April 2016 12:06

Starting from 1 April 2016, we are official international Partner of Nautical Archaeology Society (NAS) and we can conduct NAS course in Hong Kong, Macau and China.

Read more:

Maritime Archaeology Forum & HKUHG Book Launch
Sunday, 08 November 2015 19:54

3 Nov 2015 Maritime Archaeology Forum at Hong Kong Maritime Museum.

HKUHG Book launched - 03/11/2015
Wednesday, 28 October 2015 00:00

HKUHG Book launched at HKMM. Please download here.


Suveying and Documenting Report - 13/06/2015
Saturday, 13 June 2015 07:03

Surveying and Documenting Report. Full PDF copy available here.

PADI Wreck Detective Speciality Course - 11/06/2015
Thursday, 11 June 2015 21:07

Become a PADI Wreck Detective with a new distinctive speciality written by the NAS to help you enjoy wreck dives even more.










Letter to Editor, South China Morning Post - 08/06/2015
Monday, 08 June 2015 00:00

Letter to Editor, South China Morning Post, published on 8th June 2015, click here.

Completion of artefact desalination process - 13/01/2013
Sunday, 13 January 2013 17:09

Following our non-shipwreck survey. preliminary dating of the artefacts in water was carried out but this proved difficult as many of the artefacts were partly covered with organic matter or concretion. Due to the substantial quantity of artefacts it was considered that a sample collection for further study was necessary. After consultation with the AMO, 22 artefacts (all blue-and white porcelain shards) were collected.

Lord Wilson Hertitage Trust 20th Anniversary Opening Ceremony - 03/01/2013
Friday, 04 January 2013 13:51

The Lord Wilson Heritage Trust 20th Anniversary Kick-off Ceremony cum Cocktail Reception was held at 3:00 pm on 3rd Jan 2013 at the Hong Kong Discovery Centre at Kowloon Park, TST.

SingTao Daily - 01/01/2013
Friday, 04 January 2013 12:45

 Article on Hong Kong Underwater Heritage Group in SingTao Daily Features section, reported by Jan Wong. Full article below and PDF version maybe downloaded here. The article was re-printed in Headline Daily on 7th Jan 2013.

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