The Ship’s Captain
Captain Stuart Buckle is a Master Mariner with 15 years’ experience in facilitating vessel based underwater operations, including surface diving, deep water saturation diving, remotely operated submersibles in shallow and deep water and manned submersibles in extreme ocean depths. He has comprehensive worldwide navigational experience including cruising in remote areas, transiting world’s busiest shipping lanes and trans ocean voyages.
He was Captain of the Mermaid Sapphire for the duration of time the vessel was utilised as the expedition vessel for James Cameron’s Deep Sea Challenge expedition. During this time he sailed from Singapore to Sydney, on to Papua New Guinea, Micronesia, Guam and onto the Mariana trench.