Tag: diving

The Neil Armstrong of ocean exploration: Victor Vescovo

Talking Australia
The Neil Armstrong of ocean exploration: Victor Vescovo
While 12 people have walked on the moon only three have ever been to the bottom of the ocean. That’s the scale of the life-changing challenge that undersea explorer Victor Vescovo had taken on: Successfully diving the five deeps of the world. After the private equity investor and retired naval officer decided to fund this ground breaking project all by himself, Victor and his team had to overcome many technical challenges by trying to achieve something that has never been done before. The result was a brand new form of submarine that can go to the greatest depths and come back in one piece and do it all over again. On this episode Victor talks about the challenges that led up to his mission and the findings after being down deep like new species that has never been discovered before and new accurate maps of the ocean floors. Here you can find out more about Victors endeavours: This Episode of Talking Australia is hosted by Chrissie Goldrick (Editor-in-chief at Australian Geographic) and produced by Ben Kanthak ( You can also follow us on Instagram @australiangeographic


Best ways to experience the Great Barrier Reef

Whether you wish to observe or dive in, there is a multitude of ways to experience the majesty of this natural living wonder. Are you adventurous and confident in the water? Or do you prefer to stay dry and observe? Discover some of your options in the lists below.