Creating Once-in-a-Lifetime Experiences
Our goal at Deep Blue Submarines is to provide customers an unforgettable experience voyaging under the sea off the coast of beautiful, tropical St. Thomas. This unique, once-in-a-lifetime excursion will expose tourists to the underwater world, including the remarkable variety of indigenous marine life as well as extraordinarily diverse coral reef habitats.
We will ferry passengers from the Crown Bay Retail Center in Charlotte Amalie, capital of the U.S. Virgin Islands and one of the largest ports of call in all of the Caribbean, to our dive sight at Sprat Bay. When seated in our DeepView submarine, passengers will have a full 360-degree view of the waters around them. A support boat will remain on the surface whenever the submarine is submerged. As part of the experience, passengers will receive a dive certificate and the option to purchase family portraits that have been taken as they boarded the submarine. Snacks and souvenirs will be available for purchase in the retail store at the Crown Bay Center adjacent to the main cruise ship marina.
With excursions lasting approximately 90 minutes, we will be able to provide up to 8 dives per day. More than 450 cruise ships carrying 2 million passengers are currently projected to arrive through the end of 2023. The industry projects that approximately 2% of passengers will opt to take the submarine excursion, giving us an estimated 40,000 passengers from the cruise lines alone. On top of this, the Hotel and Visitor Association projects occupancy of more than 300,000 hotel and resort guests per year, with stays lasting up to a week. With such lengthy stays compared to the typically brief time that cruise ships stay in port, we estimate that the 2% figure for cruise ship passengers will be meaningfully higher among hotel and resort guests, with approximately 15-20,000 additional passengers per year.
Leadership & Expertise
Deep Blue Submarines is led by a team of professionals with significant entrepreneurial and operational expertise. We're veterans at taking projects from concept to completion, building and running enterprises across a range of industries, from consumer-facing businesses to more technical concerns. Click on any of us below to learn more.
Dr. Edmund Kwoka
Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Edmund Kwoka has a successful track record of over 30 years as an entrepreneur and executive leader in the consultative business industry, marketing and operations management...
Mitch Schultz comes to Deep Blue Submarines with more than 40 years of entrepreneurial experience. Much of that has been devoted to the decorating products industry, where he has grown...