BLUE HOLE BELIZE – A HISTORIC EXPEDITION

the blue hole belize expedition is led by passionate ocean advocates combining high-tech exploration, educational awareness and conservation

THE BLUE HOLE

  • Geological wonder
  • 40 miles offshore from Belize city
    in Lighthouse Reef
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Belize Natural Monument
  • Living record of sea level variations and
    climate change over the last 100,000 years
  • Largest sea sinkhole in the world
  • 420 feet deep

PRIMARY OBJECTIVES

  • Livestream engagement from the
    bottom of the Blue Hole
  • High resolution Sonar scan
    of the Blue Hole
  • Scientific data collection
  • Promote ocean conservation
    and awareness

BE A PART OF THE EXPEDITION

THE EXPEDITION TEAM

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SIR RICHARD BRANSON
Ocean Unite / Virgin

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FABIEN COUSTEAU
The Fabien Cousteau Ocean Learning Center

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HARVEY FLEMMING
Aquatica Submarines

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KARL STANLEY
Roatan Institute of
Deepsea Exploration

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GAELIN ROSENWAKS
Expedition Biologist
Global Ocean Exploration, Inc

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MARK ATHERTON
Sonar Expert, Kongsberg

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ANDRE DROXLER PH.D.
Expedition Geologist,
Rice University

SCIENTIFIC EXPLORATION

High resolution 3 Dimensional Sonar scan of The Blue Hole

This high-tech deliverable will help to better understand this geologic marvel and provide a window into sea-level and climate changes over the last 100,000 years. Never-before attempted, undertaking this activity will put Aquatica at the forefront of modern subsea exploration.

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SUBMARINES

Aquatica Submarines and their partner, the Roatan Institute of Deepsea Exploration (RIDE), will be deploying their submersibles for the Expedition – Aquatica’s STINGRAY 500 and RIDE’s IDABEL.

These vehicles provide large equipment platforms for required exploration technology and creates an opportunity for scientists and technicians to spend hours below the surface in the Blue Hole.

SUPPORT VESSELS

For any expedition of this scope, support at sea is required. Two vessels will be utilized for the duration of the two-week expedition. These ships will provide the logistical support and accommodations for all crew and guests.

Motor Yacht BELIZE AGGRESSOR III (M/Y BA III) – A luxury charter yacht providing onsite accommodations and amenities.

Research Vessel Brooks McCall (R/V Brooks McCall) – Offshore research vessel capable of full expedition support.

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Sir Richard Branson
Ocean Unite / Virgin

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Fabien Cousteau
The Fabien Cousteau Ocean
Learning Center

Livestream broadcast from the bottom of the Blue Hole

Nestled on the bottom of the Blue Hole in Aquatica’s Stingray 500, Ocean advocates Sir Richard Branson and Fabien Cousteau will reach millions around the globe.

Their conversation in-situ will provide actionable ways for the Global audience to take part in ocean conservation and contribute to a paradigm shift in humanity’s ocean moral responsibility.

This interactive event will be educational as well as entertaining. The use of Livestream technology will provide a vivid and inclusive experience to share the sense of wonder felt by ocean explorers.

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