MAAWA has been established since 1974, and its members represent the amateur division of the Maritime Museum in Fremantle.
We are primarily an archaeology association, not a diving club. Many members do dive but we have members that don’t.
We carry out research into newly discovered and existing shipwrecks.
MAAWA is authorised to carry out wreck inspections for the museum. There is a wreck inspection most months. MAAWA was involved in placing the plaques at some of the wrecks at Rottnest Island. Each spring we have a weekend of inspecting and cleaning the plaques.
Over the years many MAAWA members have been on expeditions with the museum.
We have a monthly social meeting at the museum. Where we have discussions on what our members have been doing, there is usually a talk, with slides/video from a guest speaker.
We have a monthly news letter which is available in our news section.