The manned submersible THETIS was constructed, in 1999 in France by the company COMEX S.A, to very high technical specifications and has great potential for a wide range of scientific activities. The MAX ROVER was received in Greece in 1999 and has been used in all of the Aegean Sea. During its initial trials it was taken to a depth of 1854m between the islands of Crete and Thira. ROV Super Achilles is a remote operated underwater vehicle with the ability to dive to 1000m. ROV Seabotix Supporting research in shallow water (about 300 m), etc.
R/V AEGAEO was built in 1985 at the Chalkis shipyard and started her scientific operations in the Eastern Mediterranean. The F/R PHILIA, built at Piraeus (1985), commissioned in 1986, operates from her home port of Irakleion, not only in Cretan waters, but also throughout the Aegean and Ionian.