Our History

Perhaps it was fate that led to the formation of Thompson Maritime Consulting, LLC. Its founder, Matthew H. Thompson, recognized the need for a firm that could provide professional archaeological consulting and diving services to entities in both the public and private sectors. Since 2011, Thompson Maritime Consulting, LLC has participated in several dozen projects that include marine remote sensing surveys, archaeological excavation on Blackbeard's Queen Anne's Revenge, and 3D photogrammetric surveys. As technology continues to evolve, so should maritime archaeological methodology and equipment. Thompson Maritime Consulting, LLC is at the forefront in developing new techniques that enhance archaeological data collection on any type of submerged site. The Earth's oceans are the last frontier, with much left to be discovered. We, at Thompson Maritime Consulting, LLC, have the training and expertise to assist any marine project and provide results that far exceed industry standards.

Matthew H. Thompson, MA, RPA

Matt's path to becoming a maritime archaeologist spans his entire lifetime. Growing up in southeastern North Carolina (USA), Matt spent the majority of his childhood in the waters of Lake Waccamaw and the nearby Atlantic coastline. His fascination with marine life drew him into SCUBA diving, which quickly developed his passion...

"We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch - we are going back from whence we came."

                                                                                                                -- John F. Kennedy

Our passion for maritime archaeology and the marine industry is refelcted in our work.

THOMPSON MARITIME CONSULTING, LLC IS DEDICATED TO PROVIDING ITS CLIENTS WITH OPTIMAL RESULTS THROUGH THE PURSUIT OF EXCELLENCE.