What We Do

Mostly diving, technically speaking, but so much more….

At first, we dived for fun.

We started off as ocean lovers who became recreational scuba divers. Plunging through the surface, free from gravity, mesmerised by the life and landscapes beneath the waves. But we reached the limits of compressed air diving, way before we reached the limits of our imagination and curiosity.

So we became rebreather divers: vastly extending the range, time and depth of our underwater adventures far beyond anything possible before.

Exploring new marine horizons, we dived to ask questions about the possibilities at depth, questions about what could be down there, questions about what mysteries may lie beneath.

 Now we dive to answer those questions.


  Our projects have centred around finding and exploring lost ship wrecks, and these expeditions have honed our skills in :

  • Nautical, maritime and cultural heritage research
  • Expedition planning and project management
  • Configuration of ocean vessels & specialist equipment for dive expeditions
  • Technical diving in extreme conditions
  • Dive team co-ordination and deco support
  • Underwater photography
  • Shipwreck survey and mapping
  • Working with government agencies, partners and stakeholders 

As The Sydney Project embraces the advancement of innovation in dive equipment as well as in spatial and optic technologies, our current projects have evolved to include:

  • 3D Mapping projects
  • Photogrammetry
  • Virtual Reality documentation


   The wreck of the Bega lies in a depth of 76 metres off Bermagui in the south coast of NSW, Australia. The ship belonged to the Illawarra and South Coast Steam Navigation Company. The Bega sank after departing Tathra wharf on April 5, 1908. All escaped in lifeboats except for one male passenger who died of a heart attack. Diver Lewis Gavin models at centre.