Philippine Trench

The first dives to each of the world’s 10,000m trenches and the first Filipino to Embed Deep.


March 2021

Dr Deo Florence Onda, Oceanographer, dives with Victor Vescovo to the third-deepest spot on Earth, Emden Deep in the Philippine Trench. Dr Deo becomes the deepest-diving Filipino and, with Victor, the first to dive to the bottom of the Philippine Trench.

They dive together in the full-ocean-depth rated submersible, Limiting Factor as part of Caladan Oceanic’s 2021 “Ring of Fire Part II” Expeditions.

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