Join the rest of your Mission Team for a pre-mission brief and dinner hosted by expedition crew and/or content experts. Overnight in St. John’s.
Helicopter Underwater Egress Training in St. John’s for all crew and mission specialists. Dinner and overnight in St. John’s.
Join fellow mission specialists and crew for a helicopter flight to rendezvous with the dive support ship at sea. After a deck landing, participate in vessel orientation and safety drills including donning a survival suit and learning emergency procedures as the ship steams toward the dive site.
While at sea, explore the ship and spend time with the explorers, scientists, submersible pilots or expedition crew.
Receive a mission brief including presentations by content experts and/or fellow explorers.
On these days at sea, take part in Mission Specialist orientation sessions to learn how to assist the crew planning a dive, operate the sonar, use the undersea navigation system, prepare the submersible for diving, or help perform the myriad tasks needed to conduct a successful mission. Participation in these sessions may qualify you to perform these roles as a mission specialist on board the submersible or ship.
On each of these dive days (subject to weather conditions), submersible dives are planned with time allotted for crew rest and equipment maintenance.
Prior to your dive, you’ll have an orientation session with a pilot inside the submersible to become familiar with the systems, surroundings and procedures for safe transfer between vessels at sea.
Before each dive, a briefing is given by the submersible pilot or expedition leader that covers dive objectives, schedule, roles and other information to ensure a safe and productive dive.
Throughout the expedition the crew meets for mission updates, dive briefs and informal socializing. Enjoy lectures and discussions with deep ocean explorers and scientists.
Join the post-mission briefing with the expedition crew, enjoy informal discussions with content experts, and review the images, video and sonar data collected during the mission.
Board the aircraft for a return flight to St. John’s for hotel overnight.
Transfer to airport for return flight home or to your next adventure.
Please Note: Submersible dives may take place during the day or night depending on prevailing weather conditions.
Weather delays may extend your mission beyond the scheduled return date, therefore it is strongly suggested that you do not schedule any important appointments until two days after your scheduled return date.