More than 80% of the ocean has not been explored by humans. We want to change that. Our mission to explore the deep ocean began with the Titanic Expedition and we’re excited about where we could go next.
Here’s a list of underwater sites that are perfect for OceanGate’s deep-diving submersibles Cyclops 1 (500 meters) and Titan (4,000 meters). Both submersibles can comfortably host 5 people for many hours of deep ocean observation and exploration.
5. The “Tongue of the Ocean”
Dive the Great Bahama Bank to depths far beyond the reach of SCUBA to research sharks, whales, shipwrecks, and deep marine biology. The “Tongue of the Ocean” is a deep-water basin that is surrounded by the Great Bahama Bank. Its deep blue waters are home to an abundance of fascinating sea creatures like Cuvier’s beaked whales, deep-dwelling sharks, and several historic shipwrecks.
4. Unexplored deep-sea mountain ranges
Seamounts can be found in all of the world’s oceans and are large geologic landforms that rise from the seafloor but do not reach the water’s surface. They’re typically formed from extinct volcanoes and rise 1,000-4,000 m from the ocean floor. Seamounts thrive with marine life and can be home to corals, sponges, sea anemones, starfish, tiny lobsters, fish, marine mammals, sharks, tuna, and cephalopods – and more amazing creatures yet to be discovered.
3. Wrecks of the Coral Sea
Hundreds of unexplored WWII aircraft and dozens of warships rest at the bottom of the Coral Sea in the South Pacific. Three US warships, USS Lexington, USS Neosho, and USS Sims were sunk in the area and their wrecks are at depths that can only be reached by a deep-diving submersible like OceanGate’s Titan.
2. Croatia’s “Underwater Museum”
Over the years, war and bad weather have brought many ships and aircraft to rest beneath Croatia’s clear blue waters creating a unique “underwater museum.” Dive deep into history to explore shipwrecks from the Romans to World War II.
1. The Azores
Truly one of the best dive spots in the world, the deep waters off Portugal’s Azores Archipelago boasts a variety of deep-sea corals, one of the most diverse whale populations in the world, and newly discovered hydrothermal vents. Although the Azores have been popular with SCUBA divers for decades, a deep-diving submersible like OceanGate’s Titan submersible will open a new era of exploration of this underwater gem