Ring of Fire Expedition
Expedition to various points in the Pacific Ocean.
Dive Series 2
Challenger Deep June 17 – 28
Descent of Kelly Walsh, Dr. Don Walsh’ son, to the bottom of the Western Pool of Challenger Deep – 60 years after has father did it
Three additional dives into Challenger Deep including the Western, Central and Eastern Pools
Further topographical and marine life survey of the entire Challenger Deep for a cumulative total in 2020 of eight dives, all piloted by Victor Vescovo.
Extensive topological and ecological survey
Dive Series 3
Northern Mariana Trench June 29 – July 10
First manned descents to the Nero, Tinian, Saipan and Rota Deeps in the Northern Mariana Trench
First author and journalist, Susan Casey, to a depth greater than 8,000 meters
Extensive scientific research across different depths and locations
Dive Series 4
Challenger Deep July 11 – Late July
Deepest attempted wreck dive in history, in the Samar Island marine battlefield (1944) off the Philippine coast
First descent of Emden Deep, the deepest point in the Philippine Trench at >10,000 meters
Continued extensive mapping of previous unmapped seafloor; bringing to a total of more than one million the number of kilometres mapped by the team since late 2019.