Voyage to Kure

Life aboard The Searcher

Expedition team members Holly Lohuis and Tove Petterson, with the assistance of the Searcher crew, offload the team's three weeks of recyclable garbage at Midway Island.

Kure Atoll

A pod of spinner dolphins cruise through the lagoon at Kure Atoll.

Kure Atoll

Schools of over 75 Galapagos sharks, like this one, swam under the Searcher during the three-day expedition stop at Kure Atoll.

Galapagos Shark

A close-up of a juvenile Galapagos shark

Final Destination

A view of Kure Atoll - the most northern atoll in the world - and the expedition team's final dive destination.

Night Dive

Jean-Michel Cousteau and expedition diver Holly Lohuis swim at night across the white sand flats off Kure Atoll, in search of feeding Galapagos sharks.

Marine Debris

Director of Photography, Paul Atkins, films Chief Diver, Blair Mott as he helps the NOAA Marine Debris team pull up a net inside the lagoon at Sand Island, Midway Atoll.

Banded Cleaner Shrimp

A Banded Cleaner Shrimp, Stenopus hispidus, photographed during the wall dive under the ship, Pearl and Hermes Atoll.


Paul Atkins, Director of Photographer, and dive team member Matt Ferraro head out for a dive on the Zodiac with Cameraman Antoine Rosset, filling in as boat driver.

Dive Brief

Jean-Michel Cousteau and Chief of Expeditions Don Santee brief the dive and camera team

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