Cruise Alongside Fish and Hover Over Ancient Shipwrecks in $1.5 million DeepFlight Dragon

By: | October 1st, 2015

Image courtesy www.deepflight.com/

On your next trip to the beach, you could also enjoy piloting your own submarine apart from usual water sports like jet skiing, paragliding, and windsurfing.

A high-performance personal submarine company, DeepFlight, officially launched a personal submarine – The Dragon – at the Monaco Yacht Show late last month.

Image courtesy www.deepflight.com/

Image courtesy www.deepflight.com/

Image courtesy www.deepflight.com/

Image courtesy www.deepflight.com/

Image courtesy www.deepflight.com/

Image courtesy www.deepflight.com/

The two-person DeepFlight Dragon is designed for easy use from a yacht or a shore base. It can be safely piloted using a joystick without needing any special training.

DeepFlight Dragon is capable of going 400 feet (122 meters) underwater. A traditional submarine descends and ascends in water by pumping water in or out of its holding tanks. But Dragon is more like a quadcopter, using its four vertical thrusters to move through the water.

The underwater lithium battery pack of the Dragon can give you quiet, efficient operation for up to 6 hours between charges. The all-electric, DeepFlight Dragon weights 3,968 pounds (1,800 kg) and stands five feet (1.5 m) tall.

Nidhi Goyal

Nidhi is a gold medalist Post Graduate in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences. You can also find Nidhi on Google+.

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