Leo Oliver with Maritime Archaeologists James and Kieran

Deep Dive


This is a dedicated space created to highlight members of the maritime community. Over time we will continue to build this section with features, interviews and stories.

The Australian National Maritime Museum acknowledges the Gadigal people of the Eora nation as the Traditional Custodians of the bamal (earth) and badu (waters) on which we work.

"When I get in the water, I’m in a completely different environment and there’s something in your brain that clicks on and it makes you focus more." - Kieran Hosty

Video: James Hunter/ANMM. Museum maritime archaeologist Kieran Hosty examines the forward engine room of HMAS Perth (I) in Banten Bay, Indonesia in May 2017

Leo's Story

Explore Leo's Story, our second feature on Deep Dive.  Maritime archaeologists Kieran Hosty and Dr James Hunter join the team from Aliquam, and Silentworld Foundation conservator Heather Berry, in introducing 12-year-old Leo to the world of scuba diving and maritime archaeology.






Photography: Nathan Roderick/Aliquam.


Leo's Story