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Press Releases

Official Press Releases from the Five Deeps Expedition.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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