500 meters (1640 feet).
5 crew (pilot plus 4 crew).
Usually about three hours. Our longest dive is 8 hours and we have onboard life support for 5 people for 72 hours.
Absolutely. In the last 35 years, over 11 million people have dived in certified, non-military manned submersibles – all without a serious injury.
OceanGate does not offer submarine rides. Every dive participant joins an expedition as an active member of the crew. Visiting crew members come from research institutions, private companies, government organizations, film companies and media outlets.
Yes. Contact us for details.
No. After over 250 dives in two subs we have not had anyone be claustrophobic.
We launch the submersible with our Launch and Retrieval System (LARS). We can also use a crane or an A-frame.
The viewing dome is about 3 inches thick, is 55” in diameter and has nearly a 180-degree view.
The pressure hull is 1 inch thick steel. The viewing dome is acrylic. The fairing is fiberglass and it covers the support structure to help prevent entanglements and reduce drag.
The pilot uses an acoustic phone to talk to the surface throughout each dive.
Our surface support team tracks the transponder on the submersible and communicates the position to the pilot.
The crew can ‘see’ objects up to 300 meters away with the 2D sonar.
Conduct continuous and extensive site surveys to inspect underwater infrastructure, wrecks or sensitive environmental habitats without resurfacing.
Collect research data in real-time with first-hand views, onboard collaboration and the flexibility to modify your mission profile while still on site.
The ultimate stage to film the treasures of the deep in a highly adaptive vessel designed to illuminate the depths, capture vibrant images and document natural habitat.
A unique underwater testing platform to conduct a wide array of experiments to test equipment or expedite sensitive research in deep ocean environments.