Captain Karl Stanley has spent over two-thirds of his life pursuing his desire to explore the planet’s “final frontier”. He has designed and built two deep-diving submersibles which he has piloted in three different countries. At the age of 24, he began his career taking expeditions down to 700 feet off Roatan, Honduras.
While many people have spent more time in libraries, laboratories, and classrooms studying the ocean, few people have accumulated as many hours directly observing deep sea aquatic life as Karl Stanley. Karl has recorded over 1350 dives ranging from 500 to 2660 feet underwater and each lasting from a few hours up to seventeen hours at a time. He has logged over 3000 hours of experience piloting a deep submersible, which is more than all but a handful of people in history have managed to accumulate.
Karl Stanley has a degree in American Studies from Eckerd College. The story of Karl and his submarines has been featured by National Geographic and on the Discovery Channel. Karl is a member of the Deep Submersible Pilots Association and the ACLU; he is available for technical consulting and public speaking.