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Deep Trekker to Join Richard Branson & Fabien Cousteau on Expedition to Belize’s Blue Hole

Kitchener robotics company set to dive into the biggest underwater sinkhole in the world

The deep azure mysteries of the sea will soon be uncovered as Deep Trekker and subsea technology company Aquatica Submarines announces a historic expedition to the bottom of Belize’s Blue Hole this Winter 2018.

The expedition brings together Ocean Unite co-founder and Virgin Group founder, entrepreneur and philanthropist Richard Branson, and Aquanaut, documentary filmmaker and ocean conservationist Fabien Cousteau (grandson of the famed oceanic explorer and filmmaker, Jacques Cousteau).

Discovery Channel will air LIVE footage from the expedition this Sunday December 2nd at 4pm EST.

The expedition has also enlisted a team of scientists, explorers and filmmakers to share the beautiful mysteries that await at the bottom of Belize’s Blue Hole. Submersibles will descend to the Blue Hole to collect scientific data, focusing on a complete sonar scan of the interior, including Deep Trekker’s DTX2 and DTG2 ROVs with sonar capabilities.

“Situated in the center of Lighthouse Reef 40 miles off the coast of Belize, the Blue Hole is a giant marine sinkhole that is 1,043 ft (318 m) in diameter and 407 ft (124 m) deep. To put its size into perspective, the Blue Hole could easily swallow two entire Boeing 747s in one gulp, undiscoverable from the surface,” reads a press release from the The Confluence Group.

Based in Kitchener, Deep Trekker Inc. has emerged as an innovative pioneer in the subsea technology space. They strive to develop portable, affordable, and easy to use remotely operated vehicles for use in scientific, commercial and recreational endeavours.”

Source: Deep Trekker

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