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The Five Deeps Expedition

DSSV Pressure Drop Approaching Sea-Ice

Reaching the Unexplored with Fourth Element

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?’

Submersible Limiting Factor prior to descending during the Five Deeps Expedition

5 Deeps Expedition Completed

EYOS 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.