HUDSON CANYON DEEP-SEA DISCOVERY EXPEDITION

exploring a mile deep into the grand canyon of the ocean 

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

No experience necessary. We will train you to actively participate in the oceanographic research affording you the rare opportunity to engage with a renowned research team seeking answers to the great mysteries of this biodiverse hotspot. You may be the first to see a long-lost shipwreck, chart a geologic feature, identify a new species, or observe the habitats of deep-diving whales and sharks.

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MISSION OBJECTIVES:

  • Survey the depths of this massive underwater canyon. This longitudinal exploration to collect high-definition images, video, and sonar data will provide an objective baseline for future assessments and help document and preserve its submerged history. 

  • The expedition team will conduct annual surveys of the canyon in collaboration with scientific and imaging experts from multiple organizations as part of an on-going long-term effort to better understand this important ecosystem. 

  • Create a detailed 3D model of the Canyon and its notable features using the latest multi-beam sonar and photogrammetric technology to a maximum depth of 1,600 meters (5,280 feet). 

  • Supplement the work done on previous scientific expeditions by documenting the current flora and fauna inhabiting the deep canyon site for comparison with data collected on prior scientific expeditions to better assess changes in the habitat. 

Dive a mile deep into a fascinating and foreign world rarely seen by the human eye. You may be the first to observe an ancient deep-sea coral, discover a long lost shipwreck, or catch a glimpse of a deep-diving whale or shark, all while seeking to better understand this subsea biodiversity hotspot filled with life that thrives in complete darkness.

mission DAY 1: 

Departing from the New York area, the crew will steam nearly 100 miles to the seaward edge of the continental shelf and arrive at the top of the Hudson Canyon. In coordination with expedition leaders, scientific partners, and safety officers, the dive team will ready themselves and their equipment to meet the day's mission objective.

 

mission Day 2:

Following a morning brief and pre-dive checks, the topside crew will transfer the dive crew to the submersible. During the completely untethered 3-5 hour dive, the team will descend to the targeted depth and collect data and media for scientific study. At the conclusion of the dive, the entire team will convene for a post-dive debrief and celebrate the day’s success.

mission Day 3: 

The team will arrive back in the New York area after an overnight steam home from the dive site. Upon arrival, the team will resupply and begin preparations for the next mission.

 

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in SEPTEMBER 2021 OceanGate Expeditions will conduct its second annual series of scientific dives into the Hudson Canyon.

the 4,000 meter capable submersible, Titan, will carry crewmembers  a mile deep into the canyon.

 

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