The Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Maritime Archaeology Society was formed in 2004 in order to promote maritime archaeology in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. The society currently has over 100 members, about 75% of which are divers.
The first project undertaken by CISMAS was a two year survey of the debris field around the wreck of HMS Colossus (1798) in the Isles of Scilly. This project was facilitated by a grant of £25,000 from the Local Heritage Initiative. Other projects undertaken include a maritime survey of Mount’s Bay in Cornwall, survey of the wreck of HMS Firebrand (1707), a monitoring survey of HMS Colossus (1798), work on the wreck of the Royal Anne Galley (1721) and a survey of the prehistoric inter-tidal archaeology of Samson Flats.
For details of current and forthcoming projects see the project page