With a focus on offering a genuine and unique experience, DeepFlight went forward with extensive research on how to make their submarines as safe, comfortable, and eco-friendly as possible. Today, three different craft are available on their website, and the freshest is the Super Falcon 3S.
As you may imagine, the 3S is based on a previous design, the Super Falcon, however, the main difference is that this submarine is meant to accommodate more than two guests, the limit of past DeepFlight subs.
Sure, being able to accommodate an extra occupant (total of three) is great and all, but what makes DeepFlight subs so special and sought-after is that they’re all completely electric, with the 3S being no different. Aboard the sub, an electric, brushless DC direct-drive propulsion system is in place. Running on lithium iron phosphate batteries, this system can crunch out a total of 14 kWh (18.7 hp) of power.
If you're one of the lucky few in this world that so happens to have enough ka’ching to get themselves one of these puppies, don’t worry too much about learning to drive the sub as DeepFlight offers on-site pilot training, integration, and maintenance training.
If you’re still a little worried after your training, rest easy as a number of safety systems and features are in place. Emergency return-to-surface flotation devices, dynamic self-righting, and programmable depth protection are just a few of the systems meant to keep you and your friends safe.
With two independent oxygen systems and a life support system duration of 72 hours, if anything happens and you somehow get stranded on the seafloor, that’s more than enough time for a search and rescue party to fish you out of the waters, alive.
one mean truck and hit up the local lakes, assuming local laws allow personal submarines on local bodies of water. With a load limit of 375 kg (826 lbs), guests will be able to ride around for up to 8 hours. Once drained, batteries are fully recharged in max 4 hours.
Now, I'm just going to go out there and assume that, like myself, you don’t have upwards of $2 million (€1.7 million at current exchange rats) to buy one of these babies. Luckily for us, some luxury hotel chains have jumped on the submarine bandwagon and have bought their own subs, offering them up for wild tours.
If you’re interested in such an experience, by clicking DeepFlight Adventures on the manufacturer’s website, you’ll be transported to the Four Seasons Resort in the Maldives, just one of the hotels that offer this service, where you can book a night for no less than $1,500, but at least there’s a personal submarine tour you can take.
Sure, you’ll pay a tad extra for the experience, but you may just walk away feeling it’s worth it. After all, I'm not so sure how long coral reefs are going to be around or how often you take a ride in a personal submarine. Better get to traveling while there’s still something to see.