Press Releases

Official Press Releases from the Five Deeps Expedition.

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Arctic Ocean

Molloy Deep. August 2019.

Victor Vescovo and team complete the final mission of the expedition in world’s deepest diving operational submersible, the Limiting Factor

New York – (September 9th, 2019) Explorer Victor Vescovo has become the first human to dive to the bottom of the deepest point of all five of the world’s oceans. On August 24th, with external sea temperatures dropping to -2 °C, Victor dived to a depth of 5,550 +/- 14 metres in the Molloy Deep, the deepest point in the Arctic Ocean

Additional Dives

Tonga Trench

Horizon Deep. June 2019.

CONFIRMED: Horizon Deep Second Deepest Point on the Planet

 DALLAS, TX (June 10, 2019)The Five Deeps Expedition team makes history again as explorer Victor Vescovo became the first human to dive on a solo mission to the bottom of the deepest point in the Southern Hemisphere – the Tonga Trench’s Horizon Deep. Now measured at 10,823 meters (+/- 10 meters) or 35,509 feet (+/-33 feet) the expedition definitively confirmed that the Horizon Deep is shallower than the Mariana Trench’s Challenger Deep.

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Pacific Ocean

Mariana Trench/Challenger Deep. April – May 2019.

Deepest Submarine Dive in History, Five Deeps Expedition Conquers Challenger Deep

 DALLAS, TX (May 13, 2019) – For the fourth time, the Five Deeps Expedition has successfully dived to the bottom of one of the world’s five oceans. The team completed a mission to reach what is commonly known as the deepest point on planet Earth: Challenger Deep within the Mariana Trench. 

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Indian Ocean

Diamantina Fracture Zone & Java Trench. March – April 2019.

 Deep sea pioneer makes history again as first human to dive to the deepest point in the Indian Ocean, the Java Trench.

DALLAS, TX (April 16, 2019) – 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. 

Deep Dive 2

Southern Ocean

South Sandwich Trench. January – February 2019.

Explorer makes history as first human to successfully dive to the deepest point in the Southern Ocean, in the South Sandwich Trench.

DALLAS, TX (February 4, 2019) – The Five Deeps Expedition crosses another historic dive off its list when explorer Victor Vescovo became the first human to dive to the deepest point in the Southern Ocean – in the southern portion of the South Sandwich Trench – at 7,433.6 meters/24,388 feet in his private submersible, the Limiting Factor.

Five Deeps Expedition embarks for its second dive to reach the deepest point in the Southern Ocean.

DALLAS, TX (January 28, 2019) – For the second time, The Five Deeps Expedition has set sail on a mission to reach one of the most remote points on the planet: the deepest point of the South Sandwich Trench in the Southern Ocean.

Deep Dive 1

Atlantic Ocean

Puerto Rico Trench. December 2018.

First Human Reaches the Deepest Point in the Atlantic Ocean in Unprecedented Solo Submersible Dive.

DALLAS, TX (December 21, 2018) – In a historic feat, explorer Victor Vescovo became the first human to dive on a solo mission to the deepest point in the Atlantic Ocean – the verified bottom of the Puerto Rico Trench at 8,376 meters/27,480 feet in his private submersible, the Limiting Factor.

Trials & Testing Period

Bahamas

Mid-Late 2018

Unprecedented Expedition to Explore Deepest Points in Each of the World’s Five Oceans Embarks from New York City

NEW YORK CITY (Oct. 19, 2018) – After three years of intensive efforts from some of the world’s leading oceanographers, submarine engineers, and scientists, the Five Deeps Expedition – the first global ocean journey to send a manned submersible vessel farther and deeper than any in history – launches today.

General Press Releases

The Five Deeps Expedition and The Nippon Foundation – GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project

Monaco (11 March 2019) – A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed today between The Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project and the Five Deeps Expedition, laying the groundwork for previously unexplored areas of the seafloor to be mapped and the resulting data made available for public use.