HOW TO JOIN

Join the Team

On each expedition, there is limited space for citizen explorers to join the crew as mission specialists. Mission specialists are adventurers and explorers who financially support the expedition through a mission support fee. As a Mission Specialist, you will join one submersible dive and assist the expedition crew in one or more support roles aboard the topside support ship and aboard the sub during your dive.

Because our experiences are working expeditions and you will become part of the crew, there are a few steps you must complete. 

You must meet the requirements outlined below before your space on the expedition can be confirmed.  

1. Inquire

Follow the link below and complete the Mission Specialist Inquiry Form

2. Application

After you've completed the inquiry form a representative from OceanGate Expeditions will contact you to answer any questions and provide the Mission Specialist Crew Application.

3. Interview

Once OceanGate Expeditions has reviewed your application, a representative will schedule an interview using Skype/Zoom or a similar online platform.

4. Offer/Confirmation

After a successful interview, you will be offered a position as Mission Specialist Crew Member on one of the expedition missions. You will sign a Mission Specialist Crew agreement and pay the Mission Support Fee.

5. Training

Upon your acceptance you will be required to join OceanGate Expeditions for 2 days of training including a dive in the Cyclops 1 submersible prior to the start of your expedition mission.

 

Additional Mission Specialist Crew 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.
  • Demonstrate basic balance, mobility and flexibility (i.e. climb a 6-foot step ladder, carry 20 lbs., etc.)
  • Be able to live aboard a research class expedition vessel with the operations crew.
  • Posess a valid passport and can legally travel internationally

Companion Program

As a Mission Specialist, you are welcome to bring a companion for an additional fee of 50% of the Mission Specialist fee. Companions may participate in all the expeditions activities except for a submersible dive. All companions must apply to join and be vetted by the expedition team. Where applicable companions share a ship stateroom and hotel room with the mission specialist they are joining. 

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