The Superintendence of Cultural Heritage exercises control and regulation over underwater cultural heritage. It monitors projects which may impact underwater cultural heritage and carries out field work and archaeological investigations of underwater sites.

Any entity or company which requests or is required to carry out underwater projects or surveys must obtain the Superintendence’s permission prior to the commencement of the project. Furthermore, the Superintendence is also responsible for the declaration of underwater sites of cultural and historical significance as ‘Protected Sites’.

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