The Mission

large_suhailiEach person carries his own passion, and mine is sailing upon the deep ocean.

As travel bugs go this one is fairly unusual. It entails a good bit of risk, unforeseeable hardship, and months of isolation.

But daily one is gifted with the reward of seeing places rarely if ever encountered by others. The ocean controls weather, cleanses the air, and supplies food; it is vast, untamed and barely understood.

Ice is melting as temperatures rise, fish stocks are collapsing, and plastic trash invades every part of the water column.

But how can one care about what you so far away?

My job in The Figure 8 Voyage is to visit some of the remotest regions of the deep ocean and report back in real time what I find, to show you this vast and wild place as seen right now.