EYOS Expeditions today welcomes the news of the discovery of Ernest Shackleton’s historic ship, Endurance, 106 years after it sank in the Antarctic, at nearly 10,000 feet in waters that are among the iciest on Earth.
EYOS Expeditions, the world leader in private superyacht experiences, today announced new departures to Antarctica and the South Pacific on the superyacht Hanse Explorer following a multimillion-dollar redesign by Partnership Design and AROS Marine.
Victor Vescovo dives the Kermadec Trench (South Pacific), successfully completing dives to all four of the South Pacific's deepest trenches for the first time, and the first person to dive all four of the world's 10,000-meter trenches.
EYOS, the world leader in private superyacht experiences, in partnership with Nansen Polar Expeditions, announces new departures to Antarctica and the Arctic in 2022 where travelers will be able to book an individual cabin or fully charter the yacht.
EYOS Expeditions, the world’s foremost provider of private yacht expeditions, and Nansen Polar Expeditions, have joined forces on a long-term strategic alliance coinciding with Nansen’s recent fleet expansion. Together, EYOS and Nansen will combine their collective experience to introduce a new expedition yacht experience in the polar regions.
Next up in our quest to share with the world a deeper look into the people of EYOS Expeditions, we speak with Director of Expedition Operations & Undersea Projects, Kelvin Murray.
Last August, I sat in a small black inflatable boat prepping equipment on a gently-rolling Arctic sea just below 80 degrees North. “How long will the descent be?”, asked one of my colleagues. “About an hour and a half”, I replied; “It’s a shallow dive, only about five and a half thousand meters…” We stopped ourselves and laughed – when did 5,500 meters become a ‘shallow dive?’
In an effort to serve as a resource to Canadian Authorities and contribute to the creation and maintenance of processes that will ensure the responsible use of Canadian Arctic waters, EYOS recently attended the Canadian Arctic Operations Conference.
We continue the series with Olivia de Varreux, the Field Staff Manager at EYOS Expeditions. Olivia has seen much of the world through a porthole after spending years on commercial expedition ships and then some of the world’s most prestigious yachts. Seeing her transition from globetrotter to behind-the-scenes logistician gives a great picture of what Olivia brings to the table at EYOS.
EYOS Expeditions and the Canadian Coast Guard collaborated recently on a series of tabletop and real-time exercises regarding yacht emergency operations in the High Arctic. Also joining the exercises at the invitation of EYOS were representatives of the expedition superyachts Legend and Hanse Explorer.
2020 marks the 200th anniversary of the first sighting of the Antarctic continent. With decades of combined experience in the region, and a genuine passion for exploring the ‘Last Continent’, EYOS has a proud record of achievements on the ice.
A one-of-a-kind company like EYOS requires extraordinary people behind the scenes - in the Faces of EYOS Question and Answer series we interview EYOS personnel.
Following the successful completion of the historic dive that made her the world’s most vertical person and first woman to reach the deepest point in the ocean, astronaut Dr. Kathy Sullivan has joined the EYOS Advisory Board.
Father’s Day Tale: Kelly Walsh dives Challenger Deep, 60 years after his father, Don Walsh, became the first
Kelly Walsh, 52, today completed a historic dive to approximately 10,925m in the Challenger Deep. Walsh dove in the Western Pool, the same area that was visited by Kelly’s father, Captain Don Walsh, USN (Ret), PhD, who was the pilot of the bathyscaph ‘Trieste’ during the first dive to the Challenger Deep in 1960. Mr. Walsh’s 12-hour dive, coordinated by EYOS Expeditions, was undertaken aboard the deep-sea vehicle Triton 36000/2 ‘Limiting Factor” piloted by the owner of the vehicle Victor Vescovo, a Dallas, Texas based businessman and explorer.
Kathy Sullivan becomes first woman to Challenger Deep; EYOS coordinates call between International Space Station and DSSV Pressure Drop
In a world first, EYOS Expeditions today coordinated a call between the International Space Station and the DSSV Pressure Drop, the mothership of submersible DSV Limiting Factor. Limiting Factor ‘LF’ had just returned from a full ocean depth dive in the Challenger Deep, the deepest point in the ocean, with pilot Victor Vescovo of Caladan Oceanic and oceanographer/astronaut Dr. Kathy Sullivan onboard. The ISS is in Low Earth orbit at an altitude of 408 kms (254 miles) while the LF operates at a depth of nearly 7 miles.