During our wanderings we discovered a deposit of amphorae at a depth of 250 meters, relatively shallow for us, about 9 miles northeast of Cap Corse. The site was heavily damaged by trawling nets not in recent times and the entire first layer of amphorae was reduced to shards, demonstrating how uncon[...]

Steamship Principe UMBERTO

During a voyage from Puglia to Albania to visit the ports of that country, we traveled the route that on June 8, 1916 was undertaken towards Italy by the steamship Principe UMBERTO loaded with infantrymen of the 55th Regiment of the Royal Italian Army for a total of over 2600 men. The ship sailed in[...]


Azionemare has always been attentive to the issue of sustainability, the protection of marine ecosystems and the damage caused by pollution. The Daedalus catamaran has been designed to respect the environment as much as possible.It uses the thrust of the wind as its main driving force, it is equippe[...]


In these rainy days of November, using only our on-board means, we are replacing the engines of the Daedalus.The mechanical propulsion of our research "vessel", after thirty years of service with almost ten thousand hours of flawless operation, was starting to gasp, so it was decided to install new [...]

Update and maintenance in progress for the ROV PlutoPalla

After 10 years of honorable service aboard the Daedalus catamaran, where it has accumulated hundreds of hours in diving at depths between about 300 and 1200m, the ROV PlutoPalla has returned to the technical laboratories of the Idrobotica for extraordinary maintenance and updating which have the aim[...]

DEEP ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITES: the protection activity is extended.

The Port Authority of Porto Torres in Sardinia has issued an ordinance (No. 50/2020) with which it establishes trawling bans on 6 sites of ancient Roman wrecks discovered by the DAEDALUS catamaran at great depth. The forbidden areas will be monitored by the operations center through satellite survey[...]

Roman amphorae recovered from the Daedalus 21 wreck

The MULTIPLUTO on board of the catamaran DAEDALUS has recovered 10 finds of 2000 years ago, from a Roman shipwreck located 506 meters deep off the island of Tinos.The site, substantially intact, shows a deposit that includes about 2000 amphorae, of which 878 visible on the surface, of different type[...]


The Port Authority of La Spezia has issued an ordinance (Ordinance no. 68/2020 of 13 May 2020) for the safeguarding of two deep archaeological sites: the Daedalus 12, discovered in 2012 and the Daedalus 21 discovered in 2014.These are of two ancient Roman wrecks of great interest to the Archaeologic[...]


Protection of environment and of underwater cultural heritage is one of the aims of Azionemare Foundation. The ancient Roman archaeological sites that we have discovered on the deep seabed are constantly subject to damage caused by trawling.We have therefore taken steps to raise awareness among the [...]

3d relief of a Roman wreck loaded with ancient marbles.

The three-dimensional study of the Dae 37 wreck from the Imperial Roman era was completed. The wreck consists of a load of marble coming from the port of Luni and presumably heading to Rome.The load is composed of a large block roughly 8 meters long, 3.5 meters wide and more than 2 meters high, weig[...]

UNDERWATER ARCHAEOLOGY: Ancient roman amphorae retreived

The ROV MULTIPLUTO operated fron Catamaran DAEDALUS has recovered amphorae of 2000 years ago from a wreck lying 460 metres deep north of Capraia island.The relics are unbroken type Laetana 1 and Dressel 1C amphorae from Spain transporting wine to Rome.Archaeologists from Soprintendenza Pisa-Livorno [...]


The deep rov MULTIPLUTO has discovered the remains of a roman ship sunk north of Capraia island 2000 years ago, during a navigation presumably to transport a load of wine from Spain to Rome.This is the roman wreck number 38 found by the catamaran DAEDALUS, in an area around Cape Corse and islands Go[...]

New black coral species found in the Mediterranean Sea.

Discovered within surveys of the Project Biomount, headed by the researcher Marzia Bo from the University of Genova and targeting the biological investigation of the tops of underwater mountains, or seamounts.The peaks of Cialdi and Etruschi seamounts (Central Tyrrhenian Sea) have been explored for [...]

Discovered 5 new Roman ANCIENT WRECKS.

During navigation on the Ligurian and Tyrrhenian Sea, five Roman ANCIENT WRECKS have been discovered at a great depth, including an important wreck that has never been ruined by bottom trawls.[...]

Prince Vittorio Emanuele of Savoy visit the DAEDALUS catamaran.

August 8, 2016 - Guido Gay and Gabriella Covacci were honored to receive the visit of Prince Vittorio Emanuele of Savoy aboard the DAEDALUS catamaran.Were illustrated to the Prince the resources and instruments that have allowed the discovery of the ROMA BATTLESHIP. The Prince expressed interest and[...]

CORSEMATIN : The Saracen and the Crispi together in the legend.

Guido Gay, who has recently discovered the wrecks of the submarine HSM SARACEN and that of the steamship FRANCESCO CRISPI, during the specialized trade show Oceanology International 2016 shows us his new MULTIPLUTO (vehicle for underwater researches up to -4000 m). Next to him Terry Hodgkinson,[...]

Mission on the "Gioberti" shipwreck.

The Italian Navy has conducted a "dual use" mission (with the use of a minesweepers for civilian purposes) on the wreck of GIOBERTI DESTROYER, bringing on board of the GAETA ship the PLUTO underwater robots piloted by Guido Gay. [...]