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THE GREATEST SCIENTIFIC EXPEDITIONS BEGIN WITH STATE-OF-THE-ART RESOURCES.
INTRODUCING THE ALUCIA. THE PERFECT BLEND OF RESEARCH CAPABILITIES WITH MEDIA EXPERTISE

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The ALUCIA

The Alucia is a 56 meter research and exploration vessel built to broaden our scientific understanding of the ocean and illuminate its myriad natural wonders. Her launch and recovery platform facilitate a wide range of diving and submersible operations. She boasts the latest in technical diving, filming and scientific research equipment. She contains two subs - the Triton 3300/3 and the Deep Rover 2 – both of which are rated for a maximum depth of 1000 meters. The Alucia also features unrivaled film production capabilities and the latest in nautical expedition media technology, via her working relationship with Alucia Productions.

What We Do

The Alucia’s mission to promote greater scientific knowledge of ocean life has taken her around the world in pursuit of a wide range of major research expeditions. By chartering her, you provide your research team with one of the most fully-equipped and skillful vessels in existence. To date, the Alucia has already completed many significant expeditions, including:

  • Bioluminescence- Solomon islands – AMNH
  • Argos oceanographic profiler deployments in the Pacific
  • Behavioral and physiological study of Sperm whales in New Zealand
  • Satellite Manta Tagging in Raja Ampat
  • Coral drilling to study climate change in Micronesia

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In addition to the ship’s vast expeditions capabilites, the film and media expertise of Alucia Productions offers any scientific mission the opportunity to utilize the most advanced floating studio on the seven seas.

Who We Are

Alucia is a platform for scientists, filmmakers, engineers, conservationists, oceanographers and team players on a mission to illuminate natural wonders and further our scientific understanding of the world’s Oceans.

From the exploration of deep sea hydrothermal vents to 4k aerial cinematography we have the experts on hand to answer the most challenging technical oceanographic questions. Our experienced team can help navigate the complexities of acquiring scientific permits to effective outreach and education on location.

To learn more contact: admin@aluciaproductions.com

"Working from the Alucia, we conducted ground breaking studies of biofluorescence using SCUBA, the Triton 3300 submersible and midwater trawls. The ships capacity was a game changer for us. "

- John Sparks Curator-in-Charge and Professor Department of Ichthyology American Museum of natural History

"The Alucia provides unparalleled technology and access. This afforded us a 3D IMAX filming capability at night amongst the remotest regions of the Solomon Islands, yielding amazing first time results. "

- Ken Corbin Emmy Award Winning filmmaker

"Our work on the Alucia off Kaikoura resulted in a significant new understanding of sperm whale dive respiratory physiology and pushed the frontiers of at-sea remote photogrammetry. "

- Dr. Michael Moore Marine Mammalogist Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

"Alucia is a proven, world-class oceanographic research vessel equipped to support basic research, deep submergence and state-of-the-art imagery and production. "

- Rob Munier Vice President Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Latest News

Giant Squid

Living Giant Squid Caught on Film in Japan

April 17, 2014 By Alucia the Ship

The recent unprecedented video footage of a giant squid filmed in its deep ocean habitat has renewed interest in the…

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Discovering Biofluorescence in the Solomons

By Alucia the Ship

A team of researchers led by scientists from the American Museum of Natural History has released the first report of…

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Air France Plane Located

By Alucia the Ship

Late on the morning of April 3, the expedition ship Alucia rocked violently on the South Atlantic Ocean in the…

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PRODUCTION COMPANY


A venture of the Dalio Foundation, a global philanthropy that supports science, marine exploration and conservation, Alucia Productions is a leading film production company that leverages its unique access to the RV Alucia to capture and illuminate the stunning images of ocean life out on the high seas.

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