Richard Branson Scraps Deep-Sea Exploration Plans
Virgin Oceanic has confirmed its deep-sea exploration plans have been canceled due to safety concerns.By Madison Burke | December 14, 2014
Sir Richard Branson's plans to explore the world's deepest oceans have been scrapped.
The Virgin Oceanic project was first unveiled in 2011, and planned to use an 18-foot deep-sea submarine called DeepFlight Challenger to carry out five dives —one to each of the deepest points of the Earth's five oceans all in two years' time.
Branson said he intended to pilot the second dive to the Puerto Rico trench in the Atlantic Ocean himself.