UNDER WATER MAPPING & DRAWING
UNIQUE UNDERSEA DRAWINGS OF REEFS and CHANNELS, WRECKS; CAVES and OTHER SITES OF INTEREST

DIVE SITE DRAWINGS
Oceanic Research specializes in producing unique undersea drawings and maps of reefs, caves, shipwrecks and other sites of interest.
These are of interest in many applications including marine archaeological projects and salvage operations and are also ideal for use in dive centres and schools.
The drawings enjoy great popularity in the recreational diving industry. Recreational diving instructors and guides find that with the aid of a dive site drawing they can describe a dive site to students and groups of visiting divers in great detail, making dive planning and control much easier and especially making the dive itself much safer for all concerned.

At many dive centres our dive site drawings are displayed outside the premises attracting a great deal of attention from divers and non divers alike. They have also proven immensely successful in attracting the attention of potential clients at dive shows and exhibitions. The drawings may be ordered duplicated onto sheet Perspex for convenient use in wet environments such as a dive boat, allowing accurate pre-dive briefings to be conducted right on site.

Underwater drawings of reefs and shipwrecks are 3 dimensional, whilst drawings of caves are completed as plan and profile views.
All drawings are hand finished in either colour or black and white on high quality art paper. Following this it is scanned and finished on computer, the final digital copy being available for any number of uses.

TIME REQUIRED TO CREATE A DRAWING
Every drawing is individually researched and drawn. The time required to create and complete an individual drawing is naturally highly variable, taking from as little as 2 days for a simple 'Plan & Profile' cave or cavern drawing - to as much as 3 weeks for a 'Three dimensional' complex reef or large wreck.

3 dimensional drawings (or plan & profiles in the case of caves and caverns) are created to the highest degree of accuracy possible. Many factors may affect the outcome of the finished product; the number of dives completed and overall knowledge of the site, water visibility and conditions and most importantly whether it is possible to photograph the dive sites in question from the air. Aerial photography plays a vital role in the survey of a dive site and the eventual 3 dimensional drawing that may be completed of the underwater site.


Three dimensional reef drawing


Profile veiw of submarine cave

Shipwreck drawing
Our products will add the visual impact needed to enhance your dive school or centre and make the perfect presentations at dive shows or exhibitions.
We look forward to hearing from you regarding your particular requirements.

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