Explorer Victor Vescovo and his team embark on a global mission to dive to the deepest points of all five oceans, a feat no one has ever achieved.
Documentary Expedition Deep Ocean is set to air on Tuesday, June 8 at 10:40 PM KSA on Discovery Channel in the MENA region.
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.
Expedition Deep Ocean is the record-breaking mission of explorer and entrepreneur, Victor Vescovo, and his Five Deeps Expedition team made up of scientists and explorers as they set off on the first descent to the bottom of all five of the world’s oceans. With Vescovo at the helm of his purpose-built Triton submarine, they take on the ground-breaking and at times dangerous mission to reach the bottom of the Atlantic, Pacific, Indian, Arctic, and the Southern Oceans, descending up to a record depth of 10,928 meters. The ship’s team of scientists also discover over 40 extraordinary new species and scan areas of the oceans which are less well known than the surface of Mars. They brave seismic fault zones, as well as icebergs and tropical storms, in order to gather brand-new information from the bottom of the world. These are world-first missions that create a new era of exploration into the deep ocean. It is produced by Atlantic Productions.
“It is almost indescribable how excited all of us are about achieving what we just did,” said Vescovo after arriving in Guam following the completion of the dives. “This submarine and its mother ship, along with its extraordinarily talented expedition team, took marine technology to an unprecedented new level by diving – rapidly and repeatedly – into the deepest, harshest area of the ocean. We feel like we have just created, validated, and opened a powerful door to discover and visit any place, any time, in the ocean – which is 90% unexplored.”