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Bahamas Expedition

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  • 4 Hours
  • Max People : 30
  • Wifi Available
  • Dec '23-Jan '24
  • Min Age : 17+
  • Pick up: Nassau, Bahamas

Dive the Great Bahama Bank to depths far beyond the reach of SCUBA to research sharks, whales, shipwrecks, and deep marine biology.

The “Tongue of the Ocean” is a deep-water basin that is surrounded by the Great Bahama Bank. Its deep blue waters are home to an abundance of fascinating sea creatures like Cuvier’s beaked whales, deep-dwelling sharks, and several historic shipwrecks. 

Departure & Return Location

Lynden Pindling International Airport, Nassau, Bahamas

Price Includes

  • One submersible dive
  • All expedition gear
  • All dive training
  • All meals onboard the expedition vessel
  • Transportation to and from the dive site

Price Excludes

  • Airfare
  • Onshore accommodations
  • Travel or personal insurance
What to Expect

After arriving at the dock, you’ll board the expedition vessel that will take you to the dive site. You’ll meet the other members of your dive team, talk with content experts about what you may discover on your dive. 

Once we arrive at the dive site, the Mission Director will lead everyone through final dive checks before going through the dive plan. Our crew will launch Titan from the expedition vessel and you will begin the descent to the bottom of the ocean.

You will begin to see alien-like lifeforms whizz by the viewport as you sink deeper and deeper into the ocean.  You may assist the pilot with coms and tracking, take notes for the science team about what you see outside of the viewport, watch a movie or eat lunch. There is a private toilet at the front of the sub if nature calls. 

The dive begins with an exploration of the De La Salle wreck located just off Nassau. Spend time exploring the artificial reef that attracts large schools of fish.  From there the pilot will navigate the sub 600 yards east underwater to the “Tongue of the Ocean” and travel down the ecologically rich subsea wall to the ocean floor. During your descent along this unexplored area, the onboard content expert will help you to identify rare species, unique corals and even deep-diving whales or sharks.

You will be welcomed back by the expedition crew once you’re back on deck, and you will be able to review the imagery from your dive captured by the sub’s external cameras. 

As we motor back in to port, you’ll leave the expedition vessel with a collection of media from the dives and an amazing adventure to share when you get back home. 

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FAQ

What are the eligibility requirements to dive?

  • Be at least 18 years of age when the mission begins
  • Have a valid passport, be able to live aboard a Dive Support Ship at sea for up to one week
  • Be able to board small boats (Zodiacs) in rough seas
  • Are comfortable in dynamic environments where plans and timetables may change
  • Be able to demonstrate basic strength, balance and flexibility (i.e. climb a 6-foot ladder, carry 20 lbs., etc.)

How much does it cost to be a Mission Specialist?

The Mission Support Fee for this expedition is $45,000.

How many people will be in the submersible?

The Titan submersible can seat 5 people. The dive team will usually include: a pilot, three Mission Specialists, and one content expert.

Is there a bathroom in the submersible?

Yes, a small private toilet is available for use inside of Titan. However, it is recommended that you reduce consumption prior to, and during the dive to reduce the need to use the facilities as much as possible.