The Battle of the Atlantic Research and Expedition Group (BAREG) is a registered not-for-profit (501(c)3) corporation dedicated to research, education, and preservation of the maritime heritage of the Twentieth Century’s two World Wars.

BAREG’s membership is composed of sport and technical divers and many of our members are avocational marine archaeologists with formal training and certification from the Nautical Archaeology Society (NAS).

The Group is committed to the increase and diffusion of knowledge of the Battles of the Atlantic to include documenting the wrecks of the two world wars of the Twentieth Century by:

  1. conducting historical research on topics related to the maritime campaigns waged between the Allies and Axis/Central Powers during 1914-18 and 1939-45;
  2. conducting scuba dives on wrecks associated with these campaigns and  documenting their current and changing conditions via photography, videography, and/or traditional archaeological recording techniques; 
  3. presenting and publishing the results of both historical research and field work conducted by the group.