Join the Team

On each expedition, there is limited space for citizen scientists to join the crew as Mission Specialists.

Mission specialists are adventurers and citizen scientists who support the expedition through various sub-nautical and oceanographic roles. 

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. Inquiry

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 & AGREEMENT

Following 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 and training agreement.


Typically after you have completed the agreement and as part of your training, you will need to join OceanGate Expeditions for a confirmation dive. This dive allows you to meet the team and fully understand the submersible experience.


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.
  • Possess a valid passport and can legally travel internationally

Companion Program

Companions may participate in all the expedition 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. 

Ready to join AN expedition?


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