We were part of the PLUNC Festival in Lisbon and facilitated the workshop “HACK THE OCEANS”. During this 4-day workshop we built an underwater kinect module to 3D-scan marine live and a balloon mapping module to capture video footage from above the buoy. On the last day we went testing and struggled deploying the ORB during ebb in shallow water and muddy grounds. The remote steering stopped working so we tried fixing it while waves were gushing over the deck, causing more exposed electronics to fail. The ballons where meanwhile loosing their helium and the wind increased causing them to fly horizontally instead of rising up into the sky. After 30 minutes we made our way back through mud sharp shells and dumped bicycles. Nevertheless we had a great patient audience.