Since its discovery in 1985, fewer than 250 people have personally viewed the Titanic and surrounding debris field.

This is your opportunity to join this short list of explorers on an authentic expedition to the ‘unsinkable’ Titanic, to personally survey the aftermath of the tragedy, and to witness the ravages of time wrought by pressure, saltwater, and the microbes eating away at the steel hull creating thousands of rusticles – clear evidence that the massive wreck is rapidly decaying.

Join us and actively participate as a member of the crew as we document the condition of the wreck and debris field before they are gone forever.

2022 Titanic Expedition

The Titanic Expedition is conducted as a series of 8-day missions that begin and end in St. John's, Newfoundland. The expedition ship returns to port at the end of each mission to embark a new team of Mission Specialists, content experts, and any necessary provisions or equipment needed to continue the expedition.

During the transit time from St. John’s to the dive site, the new team of six Mission Specialists are oriented to the ship, participate in required safety drills, and receive training in various Mission Specialist roles. This training may continue throughout the mission depending on your appetite for learning. You will also hear from Titanic experts for an update on the current condition of the wreck, to learn from the legacy of past expeditions, and make plans for your dive.

On each mission, up to five submersible dives may be conducted depending on conditions and mission objectives. We have planned it this way to maximize the number of contingent dives in anticipation of occasional weather delays.

A more detailed schedule will be shared with Mission Specialist candidates.

 

 

JOIN THE EXPEDITION

Titanic Expedition Horizon Arctic and Titan Undertow

MISSION: FUlly EXPLORE THE WRECK SITE

Following the success of the 2021 Titanic Expedition, the OceanGate Expeditions team is preparing to return to the wreck in the summer of 2022 as the next phase of a longitudinal survey of the wreck. Given the massive scale of the wreck and the debris field, these missions will continue over the next several years to fully document the wreck and debris field.

Throughout your mission, you will actively support the team to help collect images and video, and to conduct laser and sonar scans to collect data to provide an objective baseline to assess the current condition of the wreck. This baseline will be used to assess the rate of decay over time and help to document and digitally preserve the historic maritime site.

MISSION OBJECTIVES

  • Bring a team of researchers, trained Mission Specialists and content experts to the wreck of the Titanic to survey the shipwreck and portions of the debris field using the latest multi-beam sonar, laser scanning and photogrammetric technology.
  • Supplement the work done on previous scientific expeditions to capture data and images for the continued scientific study of the site.
  • Assess and document the condition of the wreck with the use of high-definition deep-sea 4K cameras and 3D sonar scanners to advance the science about the RMS Titanic and its rate of deterioration.
  • Document the marine life inhabiting the wreck site for comparison with data collected on prior scientific expeditions to better assess changes in the habitat and maritime heritage site.

 

Respect AT THE TITANIC MEMORIAL SITE

 

Expeditions are conducted with great respect for those who lost their lives in the tragic sinking of the Titanic. We plan to observe the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Guidelines for Research, Exploration and Salvage of RMS Titanic [Docket No. 000526158–1016–02] and UNESCO guidelines for the preservation of underwater world heritage sites. Our purpose is to learn and document without touching or disturbing the site.

During the 2021 Titanic Expedition the team honored those lost in the tragic sinking.

PH Nargeolet reviews Titanic images with Mission Specialists during a dive planning exercise.

”To be part of the inaugural expeditionary team for the Titanic Expedition was an amazing opportunity to demonstrate the cutting-edge submersible technology that is changing how we explore our deep oceans."

  Scott Parazynski

"It was an amazing journey. We had an archaeologist with us. It was something I didn't expect, to have a subject matter expert who have been studying the Titanic for decades actually be with us."

  Aaron N.

onboard Experts

The expedition team includes submersible dive experts, Titanic historians, and research scientists who bring their expertise to each mission. You will be working side-by-side with these experts both in the sub and aboard the ship to explore the wreck, capture content, and analyze the images and data.

The experts who participated in the 2021 Titanic Expedition include:

Paul-Henry (PH) Nargeolet

Is a renowned Titanic expert, having led six expeditions to the Titanic wreck site and lectured at numerous Titanic exhibitions around the world.

Rory Golden

Titanic dive veteran and expert with 44 years of dive experience around the globe including Titanic expeditions in 2000 and 2005.

Dr. Bridget Buxton

Associate Professor of History and Archaeology, University of Rhode Island

Dr. Scott Parazynski

A highly decorated physician, astronaut, and tech CEO, recently inducted into the US Astronaut Hall of Fame. He flew five Space Shuttle missions and conducted seven spacewalks.

David Concannon

Has over 25 years of exploration leadership, including six expeditions to the Titanic, the Apollo F-1 Search and Recovery Project, two Mt. Everest expeditions, and expeditions to the HMHS Britannic and the German battleship Bismarck.

Horizon Arctic holding station following a Titanic dive in 2021 as the surface support crew prepares to bring Titan back aboard the ship. 

Expedition SUPPORT Ship

To successfully conduct an expedition of this caliber nearly 400 miles at sea in the North Atlantic, a substantial vessel and expert crew is mandatory. For the 2021 Titanic Expedition, the team selected the Horizon Arctic, a Canadian-owned vessel owned and operated by Horizon Maritime.

The 93.6 meter (307 feet) vessel has the environmentally-friendly CLEAN DESIGN class notation, a hybrid propulsion system, and improved low resistance design for high speed and crew comfort.

This ship has accommodations for up to 50 operations crew, Mission Specialists, and content experts as well as the necessary workspace and modern technology to safely and successfully conduct a world-class expedition.

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