OceanGate submersibles: the technology powering our missions
OceanGate Foundation is proud to support the efforts of OceanGate in its quest to pioneer the next generation of manned submersibles through the innovative use of materials and modern technology. OceanGate’s technology enables exploration. Here’s a look at the different submersibles developed by OceanGate. Read more on the OceanGate website.
TITAN 4,000 meters / 13,123 feet
Titan is a revolutionary carbon fiber and titanium submersible with a depth range of 4,000 meters that provides access to 50 percent of the world’s oceans. Titan ushers in a new era of manned submersible exploration and is the only sub in the world that can take five crewmembers to these depths.
CYCLOPS 1 500 meters / 1,640 feet
The first of the Cyclops-class submersibles, Cyclops 1 is a fully functional prototype and platform for software, technology and equipment for Titan. Following her debut in 2015 the OceanGate crew has deployed Cyclops 1 on dozens of missions in the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans and the Gulf of Mexico.
ANTIPODES 305 meters / 1,000 feet
Utilized for shallow expeditions, Antipodes is a manned submersible that enables commercial and scientific applications for researchers, scientists, filmmakers and content providers. The two acrylic hemispherical domes provide unparalleled views and make her a ideal vessel for teams to collaborate and explore to depths of 305 meters (1,000 feet).
Submersibles vs submarines: What’s the difference?
Many people confuse submersibles with submarines, but there’s a big difference between the two. A submersible is supported by a surface vessel, platform, shore team, or sometimes a larger submarine. There are many types of submersibles, including both manned and unmanned craft, otherwise known as remotely operated vehicles or ROVs. A submarine is a fully autonomous craft, capable of renewing its own power and breathing air.