Submersibles

"Manned submersibles have performance and operational advantages over many other submersible applications while still being cost-effective and safe." – Stockton Rush

Assets and Operations

OceanGate was founded to increase access to shallow and deepwater environments through the next generation of manned submersible solutions. Over the past four years, OceanGate’s engineering and research team has spent considerable time and financial resources in the design, operation and construction of submersible assets for client use in subsea programs. New designs, upgrades and refits have produced three submersible assets: Antipodes, Cyclops 1, and Cyclops 2 (under development), each with unique features to help our clients achieve their mission objectives. In addition to our manned submersible assets, OceanGate’s engineering team has developed launch and recovery systems (LARS) which increase mission flexibility by providing a standalone option for deployment when ship time is limited. The LARS program utilizes our engineering expertise to expand our solutions for a variety of budgets and sea states. OceanGate continues to leverage technology, materials science, control systems and engineering to deliver the next generation of tools and vehicles for shallow and deepwater missions.

All of our submersible assets and vehicles have four unique elements to deliver safe, cost effective and quality operations:

  1. Reduced cost of deployment and increased mission flexibility
    • Elimination of tether management issues and the requirement for dynamic positioning capable support vessels
    • Ability to work off any ship of opportunity
    • Eyes on site: OceanGate’s manned submersible solutions permit real-time modifications to test profiles, onsite visual reconnaissance and dynamic multi stakeholder assessments.
    • Mobility and demobilization costs reduced, each submersible can be containerized and shipped anywhere in the world
  2. Safe, reliable, certified and insured manned submersibles and underwater vehicles
  3. Flexible configuration to allow add on technology and equipment specific for each client engagement
  4. Deployed as a single source solution or in tandem with AUVs, ROVs and other underwater vehicles and data collection programs

With safe, low impact to the environment, quality and cost efficient solutions, our goal is to deliver manned submersible programs that allow our clients to make better connections and informed decisions related to their deepwater missions.

Cyclops 2

Developed in collaboration with the University of Washington’s Applied Physics Lab, Cyclops 2 is a revolutionary new manned submersible with a depth range of 4,000 meters. Cyclops 2 will usher in a new era of increased access to the deep ocean for commercial exploration and research ventures.
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Cyclops 1

Recently transformed into a fully functional Cyclops prototype with depth capabilities to 500 meters, the renamed Cyclops 1 will function as a test platform for software, technology and equipment to be deployed on the 4,000-meter Cyclops 2 submersible, scheduled to commercially debut in 2017.
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Antipodes

Utilized for shallow expeditions, Antipodes is a manned submersible that enables commercial and scientific applications for researchers, scientists, filmmakers and content providers. Through this unique submersible, OceanGate clients can access underwater environments and target sites at depths of nearly 305 meters (1,000 feet).
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MSLARS: Mobile Subsea Launch and Recovery System

Developed in collaboration with the University of Washington’s Applied Physics Lab, MSLARS operates similarly to a ship dry dock, and is ideally suited to launching and recovering manned submersibles and shock sensitive equipment such as environmental sensors or electronic data collection devices.
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OceanGate Capabilities

Site Survey and Inspection 

Conduct continuous and extensive site surveys to inspect underwater infrastructure, wrecks or sensitive environmental habitats without resurfacing.

Research and Data Collection 

Collect research data in real-time with first-hand views, onboard collaboration and the flexibility to modify your mission profile while still on site.

Film and Media Production 

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.

Deep Sea Testing Platform 

A unique underwater testing platform to conduct a wide array of experiments to test equipment or expedite sensitive research in deep ocean environments.