Our Subs

Pioneering the next generation of manned submersibles though the innovative use of materials and modern technology

Nearly 95% of the world’s ocean depths remain unexplored. OceanGate is expanding access to our planet’s final unknown frontier through the development and operation of innovative, mobile, state-of-the-art, manned submersibles.

Titan

4,000 meters / 13,123 feet

Titan is a revolutionary carbon fiber and titanium submersible with a depth range of 4,000 meters that provides access to 50% of the world's oceans. Titan ushers in a new era of manned submersible exploration and is the only sub in the world that can take five crewmembers to these depths.

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Cyclops 1

500 meters / 1,640 feet

The first of the Cyclops-class submersibles, Cyclops 1 is a fully functional prototype and platform for software, technology and equipment for Titan. Following her debut in 2015 the OceanGate crew has deployed Cyclops 1 on dozens of missions in the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans and the Gulf of Mexico.

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Antipodes

305 meters / 1,000 feet

Utilized for shallow expeditions, Antipodes is a manned submersible that enables commercial and scientific applications for researchers, scientists, filmmakers and content providers. The two acrylic hemispherical domes provide unparalleled views and make her a ideal vessel for teams to collaborate and explore to depths of 305 meters (1,000 feet).

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Innovation and the Future of Manned Submersibles

OceanGate was founded to expand access to shallow and deep water 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 on the design, development and construction of submersible assets for client use in subsea programs. We currently operate a fleet of the five-person submersibles: Antipodes, Cyclops 1 and Titan, each equipped with unique features to help our clients achieve their mission objectives.

In addition to our manned submersible assets, OceanGate’s engineering team has developed a patented launch and recovery platform, which increases mission flexibility by providing a standalone option for deployment when ship time is limited. The platform program utilizes our engineering expertise to expand our solutions for a variety of budgets and sea states.

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 deep water missions.

Benefits of Our Manned Submersibles:

  • Reduced cost of deployment and increased mission flexibility, each submersible can be containerized and shipped anywhere in the world by land, sea or air.
  • Zero tether management issues.
  • 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.
  • Flexible configuration to allow add on technology and equipment specific for each client engagement
  • Deployed as a single source solution or in tandem with AUVs, ROVs and other underwater vehicles and data collection programs

Submersibles vs Submarines: What is the Difference?

Submersible

A submersible is supported by a surface vessel, platform, shore team or sometimes a larger submarine. There are many types of submersibles, including both manned and unmanned craft, otherwise known as remotely operated vehicles or ROVs.

Submarine

A submarine is a fully autonomous craft, capable of renewing its own power and breathing air.