Historic Richard Branson expedition in Belize to be broadcast live this Sunday on Discovery Channel


With the historic scientific expedition to Belize’s Blue Hole fast approaching, Aquatica Submarines has announced Discovery Inc. as the Expedition media partner. Discovery will be conducting a live broadcast of the Expedition, which will be televised globally from 4pm-6pm EST on Sunday, December 2nd through the Discovery Channel.

The live broadcast will profile the Expedition team and follow them from the surface to the bottom of the Blue Hole. Aquatica’s Chief Pilot and Oceanographer, Erika Bergman, will be joined by Sir Richard Branson and Fabien Cousteau for this unique and truly historic event.

As they descend into the Blue Hole, there will be a discussion included on the live broadcast about ocean conservation and preservation. These topics are a key focus of the Expedition for all parties involved, and the live broadcast will help ensure that this vital message reaches viewers around the globe.

Having a media partner like Discovery for the Expedition will give us the chance to share our amazing experiences to a much wider audience,” commented President and CEO of Aquatica Submarines Harvey Flemming. “The live broadcast with Sir Richard Branson and Fabien Cousteau will add a great deal of impact as both of these ocean advocates will be able to give some tremendous insights as to how we can and will help preserve our world’s precious oceans,” Flemming added.

In other recent news, Aquatica has announced Virgin Voyages as a Platinum Sponsor for the Expedition. Virgin Voyages was founded in 2014 with a mission to create the world’s most irresistible travel brand. The company currently has four ships on order with master shipbuilder Fincantieri with its first ship, the Scarlet Lady, due for delivery in 2020.

The brand seeks to redefine what you should expect from a holiday at sea. Virgin Voyages is committed to creating an Epic Sea Change for all by playing a significant part in securing a healthy future for the oceans and having a positive impact on the communities and ports they visit. The story of Virgin Voyages is perfectly aligned with the Expedition’s goals of ocean awareness and preservation.

The new and innovative company is making “sustainable sailing” a core principle of their business. Initiatives for Virgin Voyages include: clean energy generation to decrease carbon dioxide emissions, eliminating single-use plastics and wasteful food buffets to reduce waste generation, and sourcing sustainable fish, seafood and reef safe sunscreens to ensure a healthy future for the ocean.

For more information visit the Aquatica Submarines website by clicking here.

Nick and Caroline Robertson-Brown

Nick and Caroline Robertson-Brown

Nick and Caroline Robertson-Brown are a husband and wife team of underwater photographers. Both have degrees in environmental biology from Manchester University, with Caroline also having a masters in animal behaviour. Nick is a fellow of the Royal Photographic Society in underwater wildlife photography and he also has a masters in teaching. They are passionate about marine conservation and hope that their images can inspire people to look after the world's seas and oceans. Their Manchester-based company, Frogfish Photography, offers a wide range of services and advice. They offer tuition with their own tailor made course - the Complete Underwater Photography Award. The modules of the course have been written to complement the corresponding chapters in Nick's own book: Underwater Photography Art and Techniques. They also offer equipment sales and underwater photography trips in the UK and abroad. For more information visit www.frogfishphotography.com.

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