Founder of Virgin Airlines Sir Richard Branson is no stranger to an expedition. He has been spearheading private space exploration for the past 15 years. In 2004 Branson and his colleague, Burt Rutan founded Virgin Galactic. Virgin Galactic is a “spaceflight company within the Virgin Group, that is developing commercial spacecraft and aims to provide suborbital spaceflights to space tourists and suborbital launches for space science missions. Virgin Galactic plans to provide human orbital spaceflights as well.” Branson now is choosing to enter the depths of the ocean with another organization he founded called “Ocean Unite.” The depths of the ocean, are surprisingly less explored by humans than outer space. This exploration would be a special one, with the Roatan Institute of Deep-Sea Exploration (RIDE), and “Aquatica Submarines” joining the fun. So, Branson Brought along an honorable guest to top up the lineup; grandson of renowned explorer Jacques Cousteau, Docu-Filmmaker, and ocean activist Fabien Cousteau would lead the charge behind Sir Branson in a quest to the bottom of the “Big Blue Hole” of Belize. This team of super explorers used the most advanced marine technology in the world! How far deep did they go, and what did they find?
The Special Guest
Born October 2, 1967, to a family of world-famous expeditioners; Fabien Cousteau learned how to scuba dive for the first time on his fourth birthday! Fabien is the first-born grandson to renowned explorer Jacques-Yves Cousteau whose famous ships “Calypso,” and “Alcyone” would frequent grandson Fabien’s visits very early on in his life. Considering his rich history, it makes perfect sense that Fabien today at 51 years of age, is a dedicated ocean conservationist, documentary filmmaker, and even an aquanaut.
It makes even more sense that he would accompany as the special guest of Sir Richard Branson. Only one place in the ocean can bring these extortionary people together.