It is one of the quality departments of the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities because it is unique in its nature, which is confined to the sea, lakes and river Nile, where the effects are flooded either by ship sinking or building, changing the course of the Nile, In the water
It was established in the Supreme Council of Antiquities after important discoveries in the Mediterranean Sea in Alexandria in 1995 and 1996 when the discovery of the light of Alexandria and the royal district under the water of the Eastern port, respectively, came the decision of Dr. Ali Hassan establishment of management and entrusted to Dr. Ibrahim Darwish Group Of the young archeological inspectors who were keen on diving training with the help of the Antiquities Society in Alexandria. Thus, the management was formed by a group of archeologists diving specialists from the graduates of the faculties and departments of archeology in all disciplines: Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Coptic and Islamic.
In its future plan, the Department aims to equip a diving center at the Qaitbay Citadel in Alexandria, as well as to create an underwater museum there to become the first of its kind in the world. The Department is currently endeavoring to provide the necessary funding for the excavation of four sites that have already been identified: Al Qusayr in the Red Sea, Jabal Al-Sililah in Aswan, Qulas in North Sinai and Ghazala Bay in Matrouh.