Fabien Cousteau and his non-profit organization the Fabien Cousteau Ocean Learning Center have partnered with Aquatica Submarines, who have provided complete design, build, sales and support of various Submersibles, to join a historic expedition to the bottom of the Blue Hole in Belize. Aquatica Submarines and their partner, the Roatan Institute of Deepsea Exploration (RIDE), will be deploying their submersibles for the Expedition.
The Belize Blue Hole Exhibition team will pilot multiple manned submersibles to the bottom of the Blue Hole to collect scientific data, focusing on a complete topographic sonar scan of this unique marine sinkhole and to promote ocean conservation and awareness. Fabien Cousteau and Sir Richard Branson will explore the depths of the mysterious Blue Hole. On Sunday, December 2nd 2018 there will be an 2-hour interactive LIVE event on The Discovery Channel to follow the journey into the abyss and raise awareness about the expedition and ocean conservation.
Back in 1971, Fabien’s grandfather Jacques Cousteau was the first person to dive down to the bottom of the Blue Hole in a submersible. Now, Fabien and a team of scientists, explorers and filmmakers will return and make history by fully documenting this amazing natural wonder and its inhabitants. In addition, a full production crew will be onsite for the entire expedition, capturing the realities of ocean exploration, and creating a meaningful narrative for a full documentary.
As part of this extraordinary project a portion of the money raised for this expedition, will benefit the Fabien Cousteau Ocean Learning Center and some of the other participating organization to help continue their critical ocean education and conservation work. Stay tuned for further updates.
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