Hydrographic Survey Directorate

About Us

Hydrographic Survey Directorate (HSD) of SLRB produces nautical and marine charts necessary to ensure the safe navigation of ships and maritime vessels in Bahrain's territorial waters.

As a member of the International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) and maritime community, SLRB delivers electronic and hardcopy hydrographic charts to international standards. Supporting products include continuous tidal stream service data and tide tables, bathymetry data and a range of hydrographic survey services on request. For further background of HSD and the importance of hydrographic survey visit here.


Products and Services

HSD provides a range of hydrographic mapping and chart products, tidal information and bathymetric survey services. Please visit the following for further information or download  Products Catalogue or make Digital Data Request :

Overview of HSD Services 

Navigation charts 

Tidal Stream

Tidal Stream Atlas

Tide tables


Current data


National initiatives:

  • Sand Search Project
  • Marine Sand Resource Management


Contact us

Rashid Abdulla Al-Suwaidi

Director of Hydrographic Survey

Office: +973 1781 0011

General enquiries: +973 1757 7999