Submersible Expeditions

OceanGate offers comprehensive expeditions for a variety of oceanographic missions. Our team of qualified pilots, expedition leaders, mission professionals, and client-service staff ensure accountability throughout the entire mission and expedition process with a focus on safety, proactive communication, and client satisfaction.

OceanGate’s expeditions are designed to create a unique experience. Our fleet of submersible assets offer flexibile options and our operations team delivers a full suite of support and dive options.

OceanGate programs are:

Flexibile and Mobile
  • Our submersible assets can be deployed off our Mobile Subsea Launch and Recovery Systems or any ship of opportunity.
  • We can containerize and ship anywhere in the world
Unique viewing platforms with multi-crew capability
  • All of our submersible assets have large viewing domes
  • 3, 4, 5 person capacity
Safe, reliable and quality solutions
  • Insured, safe and certified
  • Over 150 dives in three years
Solutions that are tailored for each expedition and charter mission
  • Requirements-based technology and equipment add-ons
  • Our operations team delivers a full suite of support and dive options


LATEST: Greater Farallones Survey Expedition

Andrea Doria Survey Expedition

In June 2016, OceanGate was contracted by Argus Expeditions to provide a manned submersible and marine operations team on an expedition to survey the iconic wreck of the Andrea Doria, an Italian flagged passenger liner that sank near Nantucket after colliding with the Stockholm, a Swedish passenger vessel outbound from New York. more info

Flower Gardens Banks

In August 2015, the OceanGate crew mobilized from Everett, Washington to conduct a multi-week expedition to the Flower Garden Banks in the Gulf of Mexico. The primary objective of the expedition was to conduct extensive offshore testing of the company’s new Mobile Subsea Launch and Recovery System (MSLARS), to launch our manned submersible, Cyclops 1. more info

Sixgill Shark Expedition

Working in partnership with the OceanGate Foundation and Discovery Channel's Daily Planet, OceanGate dove in Elliott Bay with local rap singer and ocean advocate Ben Haggerty, better known as Macklemore to find the elusive sixgill sharks that roam the deep waters in Puget Sound... more info

Expedition Lionfish

Lionfish populations have expanded throughout the Atlantic, Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico and threaten native reef ecosystems. The introduction of an exotic species with no natural predators, threatens to... more info


OceanGate began a seven-month-long expedition to explore the Miami-Dade County Artificial Reefs, the largest such program in the nation, covering more than 90 acres of marine habitat. more info

SS Dix

Using a remotely operated vehicle and a five-passenger submarine a team of local explorers has discovered a historic Mosquito Fleet Steamer which sank in 1906 and has not been seen since. more info

SS Governor

June of 2011, OceanGate successfully performed four dives to the SS Governor, a 417-foot passenger liner at a depth of 240 feet in Admiralty Inlet about one mile from Port Townsend.. more info

Monterey Bay 2011

OceanGate conducted a 30-day expedition to assist the OceanGate Foundation with a series of submarine dives and outreach events providing opportunities to personally experience the undersea world. more info

Monterey Bay 2012

OceanGate organized the DEEP Blue Initiative to bring together four private submarines to promote ocean awareness. The team also conducted dives in the Monterey Bay Marine Sanctuary for technology testing and to support outreach efforts. more info

Catalina Island

Fulfilling our mission to inspire, explore and discover, OceanGate collaborated with the Undersea Voyager Project during a two-week exploration of the waters around Catalina Island. more info

A.J. Goddard

OceanGate and BlueView Technologies helped to produce the first high-resolution, 3D digital model of a perfectly preserved, 100-year-old steamboat. more info