frequently asked questions

What type of surveys do you undertake?

DML has been involved with hundreds of surveys over the years from small one-off marina surveys, off-shore capital dredging projects to large scale special order Nautical Charting Surveys .

This project diversity means that we're versatile. You can view some of our previous projects on our 'Projects' page.

DML has undertaken river surveys through out the central North Island, forebay power station and pond surveys along the Waikato River, drinking water reservoir surveys in the Hunuas and Waitakere Ranges, major port channel surveys in Auckland, Tauranga and Wellington, surveys for the salvage of grounded ships (Jody F Millenium and MV Rena), pre and post dredge surveys for marina maintenance in greater Auckland, Pacific Island port development surveys, pipeline surveys in Australia as well as quality assurance work in Antarctica.

What's your price positioning in the market?

DML considers itself to be a cost-effective solution. We seek smart ways of doing business to ensure you receive exceptional value for money without sacrificing quality.
We invest in staff and capability ensuring we can deliver high-end results whilst containing our operating costs. Our clients don't pay for a lofty HQ.

Why choose DML?

We ensure we understand what you're trying to achieve and readily customise our services to deliver what you need in a format ready for use.

DML is a wholly NZ owned company which has been in the Hydrographic Surveying industry since 1997. We employ some of the best people in the business who constantly go the extra mile. We cover all of New Zealand, provide services into Australia, the Pacific Islands, Indian Ocean and the Sub-Antarctic.

Our commitment is to provide exceptional services for the best possible value. If we identify smarter methods that reduce costs, we'll hand these savings back to you. This is our win-win philosophy.