Deep Diving Submersible, Catamaran Mothership Open for Tours Before Presentation by Chief Pilot Chris Welsh on Sept. 30

Press Release

Dana Point, CA – The Ocean Institute is pleased to welcome Chris Welsh, chief pilot for Deep Sub LLC, who will offer tours of his deep diving submersible and catamaran mothership on Wednesday, Sept. 30, beginning at 5:30 p.m., followed by a presentation on his work. Deep Sub LLC operates a deep diving submersible and mothership capable of going to depths of 36,000 feet; following the ship and sub tours, Welsh will talk about the sub’s design, dive locations, planned exploration and scientific goals. The objective of his company is to accomplish “Five Dives” to the deepest places in each of the five ocean basins.

The following is the schedule for Wednesday, Sept. 30:

5:30 pm-6:00 pm: submersible viewing and Q& A
6:00 pm-6:30pm: catamaran tour
6:30 pm-7:00 pm: doors open and refreshments
7:00 pm: presentation

The cost to participate is $10; $5 for Ocean Institute members. Register online.


The Ocean Institute is an ocean education center that offers in-depth Marine Science, Maritime History and Outdoor Education programs. The facility includes state-of-the-art teaching labs, the Maddie James Seaside Learning Center, two historic tallships, and an oceanographic research vessel. Immersion-based field trips range from one-hour science labs to multi-day programs at sea. All programs are designed to maximize immersion, spark curiosity, and inspire a deep commitment to learning. Ocean-based exhibits are open to the public seven days a week. Visitors can explore the underwater world while participating in fun activities designed to indulge ocean curiosity. Throughout the year, the Ocean Institute also offers organized family programs, summer camps, cruises, tallship sails, and other unique events including our annual Toshiba Tall Ships Festival and the Festival of Whales.

Address: 24200 Dana Point Harbor Dr., Dana Point, CA 92629
Website: www.ocean-institute.org
Phone: (949) 496-2274

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