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.
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
TIME REQUIRED TO CREATE A DRAWING
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.
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.