- Mike McDowell
Deep Ocean Expeditions (DOE) was founded in 1998 by Australian diver, climber and adventurer Mike McDowell.
Mike is a leading innovator in expedition cruising and eco-tourism ventures and was the founder of Quark Expeditions that pioneered the use of icebreakers to take expeditioners into the frozen reaches of the Arctic, Antarctic and North Pole.
In addition to these expeditions far ends of the earth Mike
has for many years organized significant natural history and scuba diving expeditions in remote regions of Papua New Guinea, Micronesia and Indonesia.
was also for many years a director of Adventure Network International
that continues to be the primary private aviation logistic support company and tour operator in the interior Antarctic continent.
was also one of the founders of Space Adventures
, a company successfully offering space travel to the general public.
In the late 1990's he
along with several close colleagues, developed a new concept for expedition cruising: to use deep diving submersibles to take people exploring the oceans' depths.
Deep Ocean Expeditions
has been organizing remote location expeditions for 26 years and these have included ocean going, land and aircraft supported expeditions.