THE FIVE DEEPS
EYOS Expeditions provided expedition oversight for the world’s first successful manned expedition to the deepest point in each of the five oceans, as well as the ultimate validation of a unique deep-sea, manned, fully-classified research submersible.
Led by extreme explorer Victor Vescovo and Expedition Leader Rob McCallum, co-founder of EYOS Expeditions, the Five Deeps Expedition was the first to reach the deepest point in each of the Earth’s five oceans: the Puerto Rico Trench in the Atlantic, South Sandwich Trench in the Southern Ocean, Java Trench in the Indian Ocean, Challenger Deep in the Pacific and Molloy Deep in the Arctic.
In partnership with DAMEN Yachting, EYOS is the first-ever expedition company to co-design a globally capable expedition superyacht: the incomparable SeaXplorer Series.
Armed with 150 design criteria, from the hull form and bridge layout to the tender davits and Zodiac boarding arrangements, EYOS worked with DAMEN Yachting to create the most capable and efficient luxury expedition yacht ever built.
EYOS Expeditions coordinated the Interstellar Expedition, which was led by the expedition’s Chief Scientist, Harvard University Astrophysicist Avi Loeb, and Expedition Leader Rob McCallum of EYOS.
During the expedition, the team identified and collected over 70 metallic spheres unmatched to any existing alloys in our solar system, indicating a first-of-its-kind finding of interstellar evidence in human history. Staged out of Lorengau, Manus Island in June 2023, the team conducted an extensive towed-sled survey over the seafloor, covering over 175 kilometers of search-lines over the calculated path of the meteorite’s path. “That we were able to collect sub-millimeter spherules from the bottom of the Pacific Ocean, near the fireball coordinates of the first recognized interstellar meteor, is a testimony to the success of the scientific method,” said Professor Loeb.
FIRST-EVER 4K TRANSMISSION FROM ANTARCTICA
Working in marathon shifts in tough conditions, EYOS and Japanese, German, British, and Chilean teams enabled the first-ever 4K transmission from Antarctica in 2020.
A key initial challenge to this mission was locating a suitable site: the location had to face the predominant satellite path, be of sufficient elevation to acquire (and hold) the satellite above the horizon, offer a beach for landing equipment, be free of wildlife, and away from the tourist traffic.
EYOS’ contribution to this groundbreaking project was providing an Expedition Coordinator, a Polar Dive Supervisor, and an Ice Pilot to supplement the team of ship’s crew, television technical staff, and operational personnel. The combination of EYOS’ expertise in the region and the technical know-how of the broadcast team, made the perfect formula to successfully complete the project.
CALADAN OCEANIC & EYOS DISCOVER
THE WORLD’S DEEPEST SHIPWRECK
Through a collaborative partnership, Caladan Oceanic and the dedicated EYOS Expeditions team embarked on an extraordinary expedition, conducting a series of six dives over eight days at a depth of over 6,500 meters.
Their mission? To locate and unveil the resting place of the USS Destroyer Escort Samuel B. Roberts (DE-413), affectionately known as the ‘Sammy B.’
OUT OF THIS WORLDThe EYOS team has now planned, managed, and led hundreds of expeditions of all types, and increasingly, these are privately funded, science-focused initiatives. We enable some of the most ambitious projects on Earth, but this one is, quite literally, out of this world. ”Rob McCallum on the Interstellar Project
OUR EXPERT TEAM
Yacht-building and Design Consultation Services
We provide unique, highly specialized yacht-building consultation services, as exemplified by our collaboration with renowned Dutch yacht builder Damen Yachting, to create the pinnacle of expedition yachting, SeaXplorer. Working with Damen’s design team, EYOS advised on every consideration, from the hull form and bridge layout to the tender davits and Zodiac boarding arrangements. Every detail is infused with knowledge garnered from hundreds of expeditions. And thanks to the Damen/Amels synergy, the yacht meets the highest standards for which Dutch yacht experts are known.
Filmmaking Expedition Management Services
We provide services that enable film and documentary producers to reach and work in remote, often challenging locations. Clients to date have included NHK, Discovery, National Geographic, the BBC Blue Planet II Series, IMAX, and major motion picture studios.
5 Deeps Expedition CompletedEYOS Expeditions has announced the successful completion of the Five Deeps Expedition, named as the most ambitious exploration expedition of the century. The primary purpose of the expedition was to conduct manned dives to the deepest point of each of the world’s five oceans and conduct scientific discovery along the way.
Behind the scenes cooperation in the ArcticOur 2017 Arctic season is wrapping up with the finalising of paperwork, including reporting back on permits, debriefing staff and clients, and recording the high points and lessons learned to ensure EYOS remains the market leader in delivering safe, seamless, educational and luxurious expeditions.
Caladan Oceanic & EYOS Discover USS Samuel B. Roberts – World’s Deepest ShipwreckExplorer Victor Vescovo (Founder of Caladan Oceanic) and EYOS Expeditions today announced the discovery of the wreck of USS Destroyer Escort Samuel B. Roberts (DE-413), known colloquially as the ‘Sammy B’ on 22nd June, 2022.