Calypso Deep Expedition

Expedition to the deepest point in the Mediterranean Sea


February 2020

The second phase of Caladan Oceanic’s 2020 Expedition programme saw the crew travel to the Hellenic Trench on the eastern side of the Mediterranean Sea.

In only the second manned visitation to its deepest point, Victor Vescovo and Prince Albert II of Monaco reached a newly calculated depth for the deep of 5,109 meters (+/- 1 meter).

The expedition validated that the French mission in 1965 had, in fact, reached the deepest point of the Mediterranean Sea which, until this point, was not affirmed.