Acquiring knowhow and training from the Fisheries Research Institute in Kavala, Greece, AP Marine has gained unique scientific knowhow regarding artificial reefs and experiences in the eastern Mediterranean. Extensive training, research and survey work regarding artificial reefs and wrecks (as artificial reefs) has been carried out since 2009. Site location criteria are utilised and surveys are undertaken to assess the potential of areas for artificial reef siting which include sediment criteria, visual census, macrofauna and experimental fishing methods.
In 2009 AP Marine carried out the first study in Cyprus regarding new site selection for a wreck to be situated for recreational diving purposes. There is strong evidence that situating artificial structures in the correct manner and location will greatly benefit the marine environment in Cyprus as well as adding to the local diving economy.