The Caladan Oceanic Expeditions are the brainchild of extreme explorer Victor Vescovo who will pilot the submersible on its dives.
In 2017, Victor became the 12th American to complete the “Explorer’s Grand Slam” which requires climbing the highest peak on all seven of the world’s continents including Mt. Everest and skiing at least 100 kilometers to the North and South Poles. In 2020, he piloted history’s deepest ever submarine dive in the Pacific’s Mariana Trench, was the first person to do it multiple times (now eight times), and in August 2019 became the first person to visit “The Five Deeps” – the deepest point in all five of the world’s oceans. Victor was also the first person to dive the second- and third-deepest points on the ocean’s floor, the Sirena and Horizon Deeps, and also made three dives to the Titanic including the only solo dive ever attempted there. He is also a commercially rated multi-engine jet, helicopter, and submersible test pilot.