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Aquatilis Expedition is an epic three-year underwater journey through the unknown, set to explore the world’s most extraordinary creatures. Join us!
Alexander Semenov
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The World Ocean
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raised by 500 people in 2 months
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$75,000 USD goal
Flexible Funding This campaign has ended and will receive all funds raised.
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This campaign ended on June 19, 2014
Select a Perk
  • $5USD
    A high-res photo

    For this, you get a virtual high-five and a massive "thank you" from the whole team. We'll also throw in a high-res underwater image of your choice. Feel free to use it at your heart’s desire: you can print it and stick it to a pin-board, you can project it onto a wall at a party for some groovy ambience, or simply set it as your desktop picture. Jellies and sephonophores are stylish design choices for any occasion!

    67 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2014
  • $10USD

    This calls for a more official "thank you"! We'll acknowledge your contribution on our website and in the end credits of our film. It'll be a mammoth list of gratitude! You'll also receive three beautiful gelata photographs of your choice, enough to make you a budding gelatophile (we're not sure that's a word... yet!)

    92 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2014
  • $25USD
    Signed postcard from the team

    We’re getting serious here! You get 10 high-res photos for your participation. That’s enough to fill a small hallway and host your own underwater photography exhibition (guests optional). You also get a personal postcard from the team from some random part of the world. We’ll even include a story or draw a cool picture for your entertainment. Were we nearly bitten by a shark or refused entry to some off-beat port? You’ll have proof of it in writing!

    125 out of 10000 claimed
    Estimated delivery: April 2015
  • $50USD
    Certificate of Yacht Ownership

    Thanks, trooper! Your contribution will make Aquatilis, our yacht, into a beautiful beast. To mark the occasion, we will send you a paper co-ownership certificate for your yacht - every rope, screw and sail. It'll be signed by our captain himself and delivered to you from sunny Turkey. You can hang it on your wall. Your parents will be so proud! In addition, you'll get 20 high-res underwater photos. Peruse them at your heart's content!

    10 out of 5000 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2014
  • $50USD
    Your Photo on Our Yacht

    We'd love to take all of you to sea with us, but our yacht is pretty small. We can offer you the next best thing though! Just send us a photo - it can be of your face, or the face of your dog, We'll make a collage of all you beautiful people (and dogs) to stick on our yacht's board. Your delightful presence will keep us motivated while we're at sea. And you can try spotting yourself in our videos from the comfort of your sofa. Oh, and you'll get 20 high-res planktonic photos too, of course.

    10 out of 5000 claimed
    Estimated delivery: April 2015
  • $60USD
    Just the T-Shirt

    Get an amazing high-quality Aquatilis T-Shirt delivered to your doorstep. Our beautiful logo will make you feel like one of us. You can parade around in it feeling the tingly warm sensation of being the amazing human being that you are!

    19 out of 3000 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2017
  • $60USD
    Just the Thermo cup

    Enjoy a beautiful receptacle for your morning commute coffee! This high-tech device (okay, it’s not high tech, but its quality is top-notch) will keep your hot drink at the right temperature wherever you go. You’ll also feel a nice connection to our journey due to its subtle yet expressive design. No, really.

    7 out of 3000 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2014
  • $75USD
    Goody Bundle

    We're entering "such wow" territory here! To mark the start of a beautiful friendship we'll send you a variety of goodies. You'll get 30 high-res photo, a signed certificate of yacht co-ownership, and a postcard from an exotic location. We'll also throw in a spectacular gelata-themed calendar for 2015 because we're awesome like that. Also, nothing makes the time pass more smoothly than beautiful photos of weird sea creatures.

    17 out of 3000 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2014
  • $100USD
    Aquatilis T-shirt

    We’re on to the super-cool stuff now! We'll put a bundle in the post for you, it will include a postcard from the team, a wall calendar, a signed certificate of yacht co-ownership and an amazing t-shirt with our logo. You'll feel very special (in a good way) wearing it. We’ll also be wearing these t-shirts during the warmer parts of our journey so you’ll really feel like a member of the team! You also get all the items in our Goody Bundle, including 30 high-res photos delivered to you. Yay!

    35 out of 3000 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2014
  • $100USD
    Aquatilis Thermal Cup

    We want you to feel cosy and warm while you follow our adventures, since we'll probably be dripping wet and pretty cold. To encourage this, we'll send you an awesome durable thermal cup to sip a variety of hot beverages while curled up in bed. We can guarantee some amount of jealousy towards you when we're stuck in a storm somewhere. You'll also receive everything in our Goody Bundle (including 30 high-res photos) for being so cool.

    8 out of 3000 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2014
  • $120USD
    Just the Super T-Shirt

    A stylish choice for stylish people! This planktonically-themed colourful beauty will make you stand out from the crowd (in a good way). Expect an influx of strangers asking you where you got a cool t-shirt like that. Be nice and point them our way!

    12 out of 1000 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2014
  • $120USD
    Just the Photobook

    Flick through pages upon pages of exciting, beautiful and unbelievable photos taken during our expedition. You’ll be one of the first to get your hands on this exclusive publication. It will be a great addition to any coffee table. We’d recommend against reading it in bed though as it will be quite heavy. We don’t want it falling on your face! It will be published after we finish our travels, but we won’t forget to send it to you, fear not!

    9 out of 1000 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2018
  • $150USD
    Aquatilis Hoodie

    Is there anything better than a t-shirt or a mug? Well, This thing keeps you warm AND you can wear it. It’s called a hoodie! These ones are super-toasty, super-cosy and super-durable. They look pretty ace too. We’ll be using them ourselves to keep warm somewhere around Cape Horn (and to look good on camera too). You will, of course, Receive everything in the Goody Bundle and a whooping 40 high-res gelata photos!

    10 out of 3000 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2014
  • $200USD
    Exclusive Super T-shirt

    You’ve scored yourself a unique crowdfunding exclusive! These t-shirts are so stunning that we anticipate leading fashion designers hanging their heads in shame because the didn’t come up with this stuff first. These are top-quality threads with vivid, yet stylish designs. We envision a sudden explosion of a plankton-themed clothing trend. You’ll be a trend-setter! You'll get all the nifty stuff in the Goody Bundle and... wait for it... our WHOLE PHOTO ARCHIVE! Still can't get over this one.

    17 out of 1000 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2014
  • $200USD

    We have a passion for all things beautiful and presenting them in a beautiful way. That's why, we intend to publish an exclusive photobook after our journey's end. It'll be a weighty volume full of colour and amazing typography. And you'll get a signed copy first! It'll take some time to put together, but it'll be worth it, pinky-promise! You'll also get unlimited access to our WHOLE photo archive from the expedition. Forever. Wow! We'll send a Goody Bundle your way too.

    16 out of 1000 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2014
  • $250USD
    Goody Mega-bundle

    We know you're mega-serious now, but so our we! This goody bundle has everything for the budding Aquatilis enthusiast. Go about your daily life in exclusive planktonic style! We'll send you the Goody Bundle with some extra-awesome stuff: a thermal cup with the Aquatilis logo, a team t-shirt and a warm, cosy hoodie. You'll have unlimited access to our whole photo library too. Don't show off too much! Nah, just kidding, please do!

    8 out of 1000 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2014
  • $500USD
    Goody Ultra-Bundle

    Hang on to your hat and take a deep breath! For this contribution you get all the cool stuff we mentioned in the Goody Mega-bundle with two exclusive stylish additions: the crowdfunding exclusive T-shirt and our photobook. You can share this stuff among your friends, or hoard it all to yourself, like a fantastic and colourful planktonic overlord! Ok, we may be getting ahead of ourselves here. You'll also receive unlimited access to our whole photo archive, of course.

    3 out of 1000 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2014
  • $1,000USD
    Special "Thank you"

    Um, this is awkward! We don’t actually have anything so expensive. We’ll prepare a huge parcel with all the cool stuff we have to send off to you, of course. You’ll also get a personalized “Thank you!” gift made especially for you on some distant speck of land out in the ocean somewhere. We’ll also share a story about this on our blog and social networks (with your permission, of course).

    2 out of 100 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2014
  • $10,000USD
    Weekend with Aquatilis

    This is our chance to give you all our awesome goodies in person! So exciting! We'll fly you over to Turkey, where our yacht is stationed, and give you a tour of all the work we're doing prior to our departure. You'll also get an excursion on our yacht and some underwater photography pro-tips. You'll go home with a suitcase filled with Aquatilis stuff and a warm fuzzy feeling inside (we hope!)

    0 out of 10 claimed
    Estimated delivery: April 2015
  • $30,000USD
    Join us on board!

    Welcome aboard! You can join us as a full-fledged member of team “Aquatilis” for two weeks. You will learn how to operate our robot, how to make incredible underwater photos and how to sail a yacht. We promise to give you nifty tips on how to combat sea-sickness and include you in all late-night sing-alongs (we're still debating on whether these will happen). You'll get everything. EVERYTHING! We mean it. Really looking forward to meeting you!

    0 out of 10 claimed
    Estimated delivery: April 2016
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