The Fabien Cousteau Ocean Learning Center and our founder, Fabien Cousteau partnered with Aquatica Submarines, on a historical expedition to the bottom of the great Belize Blue Hole.

The Blue Hole Belize 2018 Exhibition team piloted multiple manned submersibles to the bottom of the Blue Hole collecting scientific data, focusing on a complete topographic sonar scan of this unique marine sinkhole and to promote ocean conservation and awareness. Fabien Cousteau and Sir Richard Branson took the plunge into the abyss of the Blue Hole and explored the many mysteries that lie beneath.They made many discoveries of areas that were once above water, various underwater wildlife and found traces of human debris. The entire expedition was filmed LIVE on Discovery. If you missed the special, you can watch the incredible experience here. As part of this extraordinary project a portion of the money raised for this expedition, will benefit the Fabien Cousteau Ocean Learning Center to help continue our critical ocean education and conservation work.

Back in 1971, Fabien’s grandfather Jacques Cousteau was the first person to dive down to the bottom of the Blue Hole in a submersible. Now, Fabien and a team of scientists, explorers and filmmakers will return and make history by fully documenting this amazing natural wonder and its inhabitants. In addition, a full production crew will be onsite for the entire expedition, capturing the realities of ocean exploration, and creating a meaningful narrative for a full documentary.

To learn more about the expedition, please click here. 

 

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