About Us

We are a small independent company which has been operating for over 30 years. The company was founded by Dave Hitchcock and he is still very much hands on running the company and working on the ship 

We have a very small full time permanent team and we work closely with a local marine crew to man and maintain the ship 

Because we are a small family run independent business you know you are dealing with a team that is committed and accountable - we strive to build relationships, trust and teamwork.

We want you to come back to us, to trust us and to enjoy working with us. 

Our Story

The company started with a man and a boat. It's not a lot different now except it's all a lot bigger. 

Back in the 80's Dave Hitchcock graduated as a Geologist from Cardiff University with a desire to drill holes! This he did for a few years before buying a small boat and starting to drill into the seabed. He travelled around the globe with his boat and his trusty landrover and built his company and his reputation at the same time 

His relationship with the aggregates began, the company grew, more people, more boats, bigger equipment, bigger boats and eventually a pretty big ship

There have been some twists and turns along the way but the company is still standing, a bit battered and bruised, but one of the very few remaining independent family owned marine survey companies operating.

Dave is known through out this very small industry amongst those who have been here a few years! They all have a lot of tales to tell and often do when they meet at the trade shows ! 

Trust , honesty and professionalism are the key words in Dave's vocabulary 

Meet The Team

Some of Our Clients