A private expedition took submarines into the Great Blue Hole off the coast of Belize. Here are snapshots
The Great Blue Hole is part of the Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System, a UNESCO world heritage site
The expedition team, including ocean conservationist Fabien Cousteau, entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson, and Aquatica’s chief pilot Erika Bergman used Aquatica Submarines to deep dive into the popular marine tourism site
The team took more than 20 dives into the 'Hole', once made famous by Cousteau's grandfather Jacques-yves. It explored the marinescape and captured extensive images and videos
Using surface and submarine-mounted sonar equipment, the expedition helped in creating a 3D sonar map of the Blue Hole. Once processed and collated, this data will be shared with the government of Belize and the larger global scientific community
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