HUDSON CANYON DEEP-SEA DISCOVERY EXPEDITION

explore the grand canyon of the ocean

A RARE OPPORTUNITY TO dive deep into one of the world's largest subsea canyons ABOARD A PRIVATE SUBMERSIBLE

Your active participation will allow you the rare opportunity to assist a renowned research team as they seek answers to the great mysteries of this biodiverse hotspot. You may be the first to discover a long-lost shipwreck, document a new species, or observe the habitats of deep-diving whales and sharks. 

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INCLUDED WITH EVERY MISSION:

  • Tailored schedule to accommodate your arrival and departure preferences

  • Transport to and from the dive site 

  • Exclusive access to OceanGate Expeditions insider opportunities and events 

  • Hands-on training prior to and during your dive mission

  • One dive into the mysteries of the subsea world with two additional mission specialists, a world-class researcher, and a skilled submersible pilot.

  • Opportunity to actively assist the sub pilot and research team with navigation, communication, documentation, and operation of the submersible and onboard equipment.

  • All daily meals

 

EXPEDITION itinerary

At-A- Glance

DAY 1: THE ADVENTURE BEGINS AS SOON AS YOU LEAVE THE DOCK

Embark upon your undersea adventure in the early evening from lower Manhattan. Get settled into your cabin and familiarize yourself with the vessel as we commence our journey to the seaward edge of the continental shelf and the head of the Hudson Canyon. Once underway you will join fellow crew members and research scientists for a formal mission safety and dive plan brief led by the Mission Director.

 

Day 2: Dive Day

After an overnight motor 100 miles offshore you will awaken at your dive site and enjoy a light breakfast. Following the morning dive brief, our expert topside support crew will transfer you and your dive team to the submersible for your life-changing experience of discovery. During this completely untethered 3-5 hour dive, you will be communicating with the surface while exploring and documenting the canyon habitat.

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As you descend into the fascinating new and foreign world, rarely seen by the human eye, you may be the first to observe a 4,000-year-old deep-sea coral,  discover a long lost shipwreck, or catch a glimpse of a deep-diving whale or shark, all while you actively assist the research team as they seek out a better understanding of this subsea biodiversity hotspot filled with life thriving in the darkness.

Day 3: Return to NYC and Topside Reality

Post dive the topside support crew will then transfer you back to the expedition support vessel for a post-dive debrief and dinner with the entire mission crew before you retire for the overnight motor back to New York City for a late morning arrival at the port.

 

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MISSION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Be able to board small boats (Zodiacs) in rough seas.
  • Be at least 18 years of age at the time the expedition commences.
  • Be comfortable in dynamic environments where plans and timetables may change.
  • Can demonstrate basic balance, mobility and flexibility (i.e. climb a 6-foot step ladder, carry 20 lbs., etc.)

MISSION SUPPORT FEE:

$75,000 for three people
($25,000 per person)

Beginning in SEPTEMBER 2020 OceanGate Expeditions will conduct a handful of missions with limited space for adventurOUs travelers to join world-class researchers on a dive into the Grand Canyon of the ocean.

To inquire about joining a dive please complete the contact form and a representative from our Expeditions team will be in touch.

 

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