WRECKS OF THE NORTHEAST DEEP-SEA EXPEDITION

HISTORY IN ACTION – AT THE BOTTOM OF THE OCEAN

JOIN THE MISSION TO DOCUMENT HISTORIC WRECKS AND A WWII SUBMARINE

IMAGINE EXPLORING WRECKS HIDDEN DEEP IN THE ATLANTIC OCEAN AS A CREWMEMBER OF A DEEP-SEA SUBMERSIBLE

There’s nothing like directly observing history, particularly when that history lies up to 500 meters below the surface of the ocean. See sites that few, if any, human eyes have directly viewed before. 

Become a hands-on expeditionary crewmember in an effort to document important wreck sites scattered throughout the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of New York and New Jersey. These wrecks not only hold mysteries of the past, but provide ideal habitat for a variety of sea life – and potentially some yet to be discovered species.  

 

EXPEDITION OBJECTIVES:

  • The Wrecks of the Northeast Deep-Sea Expedition will be the first in our series of regular studies to document the many wrecks that are scattered along the coast of New York and New Jersey. The survey will utilize high-resolution 4k cameras and 2D and 3D sonar data to document and preserve subsea history. 

  • The survey effort will include viewing and recording of significant historic wreck-sites including the World War II German U-Boat Submarine, U-869.  

  • Create detailed 3D models of significant wrecks and discoveries.  

  • Record and catalog details of the sea life observed including any changes from previous studies of the areas we will explore.  

  • Log current state of various wrecks so rate of decay can be determined in subsequent expeditions. 

  • Chronicle important discoveries made throughout the expedition for ongoing scientific and archaeological review and study. 

 

OCTOBER 23 - NOVEMBER 1, 2020

JOIN THE EXPEDITION

MISSION DAY 1: 

Embark upon your expedition in the evening on a working commercial vessel with the submersible in tow. While voyaging to the dive location, you will receive a safety briefing and details of the mission’s dive objectives from the safety officers, expedition leaders, and scientific partners.  

MISSION DAY 2: 

Your work day will begin with a detailed briefing on the day’s plans and mission objectives. Once all safety protocols are completed the crew will board the zodiac that will transfer the crewmembers to the launch and recovery  platform where you will board the submersible. Upon completion of communications checks, the submersible will descend to the intended target and spend 3-5 hours exploring and documenting the wreck-site(s). Data collection, photographic and video documentation will be created throughout the dive. After you return to the surface and transfer back to the main support vessel, you and the expedition crew will hold a post-dive debrief and celebrate the successful dive.   

MISSION DAY 3: 

The support vessel will return to New York overnight and arrive in port in the morning. 

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“From the moment we arrived we became active members of the expeditionary crew – it was like being in an action movie. Being in the deep of the Hudson Canyon was like landing on a different planet. The sea life was plentiful and driving the sub was like traveling through hyperspace with the starry creatures swimming by as we explored 300 meters (900 feet) below the ocean’s surface,” Mike Reiss.

JOIN OCEANGATE EXPEDITIONS, ALONG WITH OCEANOGRAPHIC EXPERTS AND ARCHAEOLOGISTS IN OCTOBER 2020 FOR THIS LIMITED AVAILABILITY SET OF MISSIONS RUNNING OCTOBER 23-NOVEMBER 1.

To inquire about joining a MISSION please complete the contact form
and a representative from our Expeditions team will be in touch.

 

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