Leading Marine Vessel Operator, Bhagwan Marine, together with VR producer Augmental (part of the Glenfield Digital Group), have created a unique and innovative Virtual Reality Showcase of their Flagship Air Dive Support Vessel, the ‘Bhagwan Dryden’ for patrons at the Australasian Oil & Gas Expo, Perth, Western Australia, 11-13 March 2015.

Virtual Reality at AOG

In a world first, visitors to the major Oil & Gas expo were taken through a real world virtual tour of the Bhagwan Dryden, from being lowered to the deck via a crane, exploring the aft and forward sections, visiting the bridge, diving room and decompression chamber, survey and engine rooms and touring the various vessel facilities such as cabins, galley, mess hall, hospital and client rooms.

Virtual Reality at AOG

Utilising the latest Samsung VR Equipment, Bhagwan Marine immersed visitors in the vessel’s surroundings, receiving a great deal of amazement from patrons and industry groups as to how real the experience felt, conveying aspects of the vessel in a new, unique and very personal way that no existing photograph, brochure, 3D walkthrough or corporate video could.

Virtual Reality at AOG

“Giving customers a method of visiting our flagship Air Dive Support Vessel, the Bhagwan Dryden, which is generally inaccessible for the majority of the year, has proven to be a very cost effective, convenient and realistic form of presentation from the armchair anywhere in the world” said Matt Syms, Marketing Manager Bhagwan Marine.   “Furthermore the imagery can be made accessible to desktop, tablet and phone apps providing an all-round strong marketing tool from one production shoot in 360 surround”, stated Mr Syms.

Bhagwan Marine was chosen from the hundreds of exhibitors as winners of the Best Stand Award at AOG 2015 and intends to make the Bhagwan Dryden VR footage available to the public for viewing in the higher definition format available via the Samsung VR Gear (lower resolutions to other devices via custom apps for Android and iOS).


Bhagwan Marine (BM) is a leading Marine Vessel Operator servicing the Oil & Gas and Resources Industries.

With offices and support facilities in Perth, Geraldton, Dampier, Onslow and Exmouth (WA), Darwin and Gove (NT), Brisbane and Gladstone (QLD), and Brixham and Falmouth (United Kingdom), Bhagwan Marine boasts a fleet of over 150 vessels and employs over 650 personnel.

With a strong focus on client needs and requirements, Bhagwan Marine is committed to offering the very best in purpose-built vessels incorporating the latest equipment, technologies and safety features.

Bhagwan Marine is a ‘can do’ organisation, backed by pro-active and well-trained staff, that holds Health, Safety and the Environment as its top priority.

Media Contacts

Matt Syms
Bhagwan Marine

Richard Sojka
Augmental (part of the Glenfield Digital Group)