02 November 2018. Virgin Group has joined the new mission to solve one of the most beloved mysteries of the ocean: what's at the bottom of the Big Blue Hole in Belize?
On Big Blue Hole in Belize It is the largest sink in the world: a giant cave 300 meters (984 feet) wide and about 125 meters deep.
In 1971, the submarine Jacques Cousteau He put the Blue Hole on the map when he first explored his depths.
Almost half a century later, even though it became the point of access to diving, the exact characteristics of the Blue Hole remain largely unknown. But Kusto's grandson, Fabien Cousteau, is in the case.
He will join Branson, which manages The ocean is united, a leadership initiative that aims to help protect the ocean and a team of scientists, researchers and directors from Aquatica Foundation.
They plan to bring submarines, including the Aquatica Stingray 500, crew at the bottom of the hole to find what's at the bottom.
On Expedition Sina hole Belize 2018, as titled, will be aired live on Discovery Channel on Sunday, December 2, 2018.
This new research dive in the depths of Belize's blue hole will be on television.
It is about 40 miles from the coast of Belize, it is believed Blue hole It was a huge cave on the land thousands of years ago.
When the ocean rises again, the cave floods. Now part of Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System, a reported place World Heritage by UNESCO.
On Blue hole it has never been mapped or mapped in its entirety. The idea is that this new expedition could answer the question that lies at the bottom of this polluted cave.
One of the subterranean surfaces of the expedition will have additional lighting that will allow the equipment and the viewer to see at home as much as possible.
There are also two seafarers on site, a luxury yacht for rent that offers accommodation and facilities for the team and research boat to support the expedition.
After scuba diving on December 2, ships will continue to track and explore the site for two weeks, collecting data that will allow experts to build real geographic models of Blue hole.