Aqua Survey, Inc. (ASI) is a full service ecotoxicology company founded in 1975. Aqua Survey provides laboratory testing, field sampling, geophysical surveying and consulting services to a wide variety of clients throughout the world including many of the largest U.S. corporations, internationally recognized environmental consulting firms, and public sector agencies. Aqua Survey provides services in the following areas: Sediment vibracoring / on-water drilling, benthic grab sampling and taxonomy, toxicity identification evaluations, underwater utility and UXO markout surveys, geophysical / hydrographic surveys, geotechnical sampling, sediment toxicology and bioaccumulation studies, wind farm and pipeline placement support surveys, research vessels chartered.

About Us


Why Aqua Survey?
With over 33 years experience and a large fleet of vessels ranging in size from a 12-foot tracked amphibious vehicle to a 70-foot research vessel, Aqua Survey, Inc. is capable of handling the smallest to the largest of jobs. Our skilled environmental technicians and U.S. Coast Guard certified captains are some of the most reliable and experienced in the field. When your project takes you to the water, Aqua Survey is your one-stop source for all your vessel needs.

A Message from the Owners
Our goal is to leave this watery-blue planet in better shape than we found it. I am happy to report that, although there is still a lot of heavy lifting left to do, we are succeeding. During the 1970’s many of New Jersey’s beaches were littered with the decaying results of massive fish kills, garbage, and medical waste. Our ocean was stained brown. Over thirty years later, the water is clear and bathers now enjoy the company of Bottlenose Dolphins, Brown Pelicans and Ospreys. Shore goers may need to walk carefully to avoid sharp shells, but not syringes. New Jersey is not alone in witnessing this major turnaround, Bald Eagles seem to be almost everywhere in the Northeast. Seals in New York Harbor are a playful testament to the region’s revitalization. Hundreds of private firms, dozens of public agencies, and handfuls of nonprofits had a hand in this amazing change. We all set out to leave this planet a better place for our children and we are succeeding.

In the years ahead we will still need plenty of serious effort. Aqua Survey has the research vessels, sampling tools, geophysical electronics, environmental toxicology laboratory, and staff of seasoned professionals to help you accomplish both your small and large challenges. Since 1975, we have been continuously gearing up to prepare for ever greater endeavors, responsibilities, and adventures. Throughout this website you will find services we offer internationally.


Model EM-Tipped - Jet-Probe

Jet probes are used for a variety of purposes and are normally deployed in conjunction with other data collection techniques such as hydrographic surveys, sub-bottom profiling, side scan sonar surveys and vibracoring.  Jet probe surveys provide information by surveying the thickness and layering of sediment covers on land or underwater.  A jet of water is used to penetrate the sand cover or unconsolidated sediment.

Model EM - Diver Sled

A new hybrid system combines Aqua Survey-modified EM-61 high-powered Tx/Rx coils, Aqua Survey underwater monitors and Geonics’ EM-61 consoles with precision positioning/tracking equipment. Combining new with proven equipment brings the detection force of state-of-the-art high-powered Geonics equipment to the seafloor. It provides the diver real-time target response data, the ability to follow monitor-displayed survey lanes and the ability to ...


Dredged Material Assessment Services

Aqua Survey collects proposed dredged material, processes the sediment samples, and preserves them for analyses. Our scientists regularly perform geotechnical, chemical and biological analyses in support of water quality and disposal alternatives studies. Aqua Survey will help clients prepare a sampling and analysis plan to submit for regulatory approval.

Drilling Services

Aqua Survey can deploy a CME-55LC track-mounted drill (or equivalent), a Diedrich D-25 skid-mounted drill, or a portable Winkie drill on several of our vessels. Unconsolidated or moderately consolidated sub-bottom samples can often be collected by vibracoring. Harder bottoms frequently require the use of percussive (hammer) or rotary drilling techniques. During standard drilling, a casing is either hammered or rotated into the bottom to sampling ...

Company details

Business Type:
Service provider

Industry Type:
Monitoring and Testing

Market Focus:
Globally (various continents)

Year Founded:


$1,000,000 US - $10,000,000 US

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