Join your Mission Team for a pre-mission brief and dinner hosted by the expedition crew and/or content experts. Overnight in St. John’s.
Transfer to the dock and board the ship. Participate in vessel orientation and safety drills, including donning a survival suit and learning the emergency procedures as the ship steams toward the dive site.
While at sea, you’ll have an orientation session with a pilot inside the submersible to become familiar with the systems, surroundings and mission specialist roles.
Explore the ship and get acquainted with fellow explorers, scientists, submersible pilots and expedition crew. Participate in training drills and educational sessions to learn about critical onboard procedures including how to safely transfer between vessels at sea.
Participate in a mission brief including presentations by content experts and/or fellow explorers.
Take part in a variety of Mission Specialist educational sessions to learn how to actively assist the expedition crew with dive planning, sonar operation, subsea navigation, submersible prep and maintenance or any of the other various tasks needed to conduct a successful mission. Participation in these sessions as a mission specialist may qualify you to perform these roles on board the submersible or ship.
Arrive at dive site for launch of submersible and platform, and preparation for the next day’s dive.
On each of the dive days (subject to weather conditions), submersible dives are planned with time allotted for crew rest and equipment maintenance.
Prior to 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.
Aboard the ship, Mission Specialists may actively support the ship in various roles, such as assisting with submersible launch and recovery, subsea communications during the dives, submersible servicing and more.
Throughout the expedition, the crew meets for mission updates, dive briefs and informal socializing. Enjoy lectures and discussions with deep ocean explorers and scientists.
Following the day’s dive, the crew secures the submersible and platform on the deck of the ship and begins steaming toward port.
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.
Arrive in St. John’s in the morning. Transfer to the airport for your return flight home, or onward to your next adventure.
Please Note: Submersible dives may take place during the day or night depending on current or forecasted 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.