Diving in the Himalayas is truly diving at the top of the world, and presents serious environmental and logistical challenges. As part of the ‘Lakes at the Crown of the World’ project XDEEP’s STEALTH 2.0 Classic provided an answer to both the logistical issues and was tough enough to stand up to the demands of extreme cold and altitude faced by the team.
Mahafaly Karst ProjectIn 2013 and 2014 the first exploration of the caves in the Mahafaly Karst limestone plateau, situated in the south west of Madagascar took place. Using the XDEEP STEALTH 2.0 classic and XDEEP STEALTH 2.0 TEC sidemount systems, expedition team discovered incredible fossils and amazing cave formations.
Nevado Tres Cruces 2015 MedExpeditionExploring a volcano, even an extinct one is no mean feat. Add in diving at an altitude of 5907 metres above sea level, a feat achieved by fewer people than have landed on the moon, and the scope of this expedition becomes clear. XDEEP’s STEALTH 2.0 Classic provided the required balance of lightness and the required robustness and reliability to cope with the cold waters of the Tres Cruces Norte lake.
Ahmed Gabr's Dive at 332.35 mOn the 18th of September 2014, Ahmed Gabr set the world record for open-circuit diving by plunging to a depth of 332.35 meters. During the decompression time of this record-breaking dive, Ahmed used the XDEEP STEALTH 2.0 harness. The majority of his support team used the XDEEP HYDROS 50 and STEALTH 2.0 systems.
Sea Shepherd - Operation MilargoSea Shepherd chose the XDEEP ZEOS full sets to help them in protecting the critically endangered vaquita porpoise in the Gulf of Mexico. Threatened by gill fishing nets the ‘Little Cow’ or ‘smiley panda of the ocean’ population is down to less than 97 porpoises, mainly in the Sea of Cortez. Working with the Mexican authorities Sea Shepherd is using XDEEP dive gear to help protect and preserve this incredible creature.
Expedition Bjuralven 2016
Project Antillothrix 2016
Magadascar Karst Expedition 2017
Other projects we supported
We want to support:
- Challenges that explore the boundaries of sports diving;
- True Exploration of wrecks, underwater caves and remote diving sites;
- The conservation and protection of marine environments, flora and fauna.
The XDEEP Exploration Support Program is for the projects that will inspire the worldwide diving community. If you think our support could help you achieve success in your project, then please apply below. We can’t take applications any other way or enter into correspondence though.