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Project team at the Solsea wreck at 18 m, Iron Bottom Sound, Solomon Islands. Each team meber involved in an underwater archaeological project should be qualified and competent to fulfil the assigned tasks. The success of an intervention depends equally much on all team members as those of the project director.

Rule 22 and 23 address competence and qualifications, both very central concepts in archaeology, conservation and the heritage discipline in general. Interventions and activities directed at the underwater heritage should be carried out professionally as the continued well-being of the heritage is at stake. Professional attitudes and professional ethics are contextually related. .

The arguments of this chapter are:

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