The Mission

A Survey of the
RMS Titanic

Citizen Explorers join as Mission Specialists a team of researchers and content experts who are visually searching the wreck 3800 meters under the ocean’s surface. Using the latest in subsea technologies to digitally survey, document and assess the current condition of the shipwreck.

OceanGate Expeditions will conduct a series of week long manned submersible missions to the wreck of the RMS Titanic.




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. 


Expedition Objectives:

  • Bring Researchers and trained Mission Specialists to the wreck of the Titanic to laser scan and create a detailed 3D model of 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 deepsea 4K cameras and 3D sonar scanners to advance the science about the RMS Titanic and its rate of deterioration at the bottom of the ocean. 
  • 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.


Your Dive

Experience the mystery and dive to the world's most famous shipwreck.

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