The Mission

A Survey of the
RMS Titanic

Citizen Explorers join as Mission Specialists to support a team of researchers and content experts who are surveying the wreck 3800 meters beneath the ocean surface. Using the latest in subsea exploration technology the team will survey, document and assess the current condition of the shipwreck.

OceanGate Expeditions is conducting a longitudinal survey of the shipwreck during a series of week long missions using a manned submersible to explore the wreck of the RMS Titanic.

Horizon Arctic

The ship will depart from St. John's, Newfoundland aboard the Horizon Arctic at the start of each mission, with Titan and its launch and recovery platform on deck.This ship has accommodations for up to 50 operations crew, Mission Specialists, and content experts.


The Horizon Arctic is Canadian-owned and operated by Horizon Maritime. The 93.6 meter vessel has the environmentally-friendly CLEAN DESIGN class notation, a hybrid propulsion system, and improved low resistance design for high speed and crew comfort. The vessel also has an ROV with integrated control room and launch and recovery system.

Horizon Arctic in port
Horizon Arctic exterior view
Interior seating lounge
Interior Mess Hall
Laundry facility
Day lounge
Above view of the Horizon Arctic
 Onboard Hospital
2 person crew cabin
Single person crew cabin
Shower facility

Expedition Objectives:

  • Bring Researchers and trained Mission Specialists 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 deepsea 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.


Your Dive




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. 




"Being part of the inaugural expeditionary team for the Titanic Survey Expedition is an amazing opportunity. I'm looking forward to demonstrating the cutting-edge submersible technology that will change how we explore our deep oceans," ~ Scott Parazynski.



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