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?’
Victor Vescovo and team have completed the fourth mission of the expedition in world’s deepest diving operational submersible, the Limiting Factor, in a historic expedition led by EYOS.
Java Trench Dive Completed; 3rd of the Five Deeps Expedition Sets Records, Potentially Discovers New Species
For the third time, the Five Deeps Expedition has successfully dived to the previously-unvisited bottom of one of the world’s five oceans. The team completed a mission to reach one of the most isolated points on the planet: the deepest point of the Java Trench in the Indian Ocean.