Ever wanted to explore the deep underwater world without having to get wet or worry about decompression? Well, now you can – if you have at least $5.5 million to spare. With that amount of money, you can procure the Triton 6600/2 personal submarine which you can take down to 6,600 feet deep, all while enjoying the surface pressure throughout the entire journey. And at 6,600 feet, the Triton 6600/2 has the honor of being world’s first deep diving submersible with a transparent acrylic hull, beating U-Worx’s research sub that did 5,600 feet. Though, it won’t have robotic arms for you to pick up whatever underwater relics that you may stumble upon.
The transparent bubble hull is said to be the thickest ever made and is optically perfect, so you and your passenger will get wide, unobstructed field of view of the underwater kingdom and if things get a little too dark for comfort (and it will), there are six 20,000 lumen lights to illuminate the view. There’s a catch here though; it can’t dive fast. It only does 3 knots (3.45 mph or 5.56 km/h) tops. Then again, you are not there to set underwater speed record, so the hour long downward travel gives you ample time to take in the beauty of the deep blue.
The sub is outfitted with a lithium battery that offers up to 10 hours of dive and breathing air can last up to 12 hours, plus there’s a 96 hours reserve oxygen for further peace of mind. Interested? Then we suggest you touch base with the folks over at the Florida-based submarine maker.