China aims for world’s deepest dive in a manned submersible in 2012

The Jiaolong

The Jiaolong reached 16,591 ft in a dive in international waters in the Pacific.

Scientists in China aim to complete the world’s deepest dive in a manned submersible in 2012 by going to 7,000 meters (22,966 ft) beneath the sea after a successful test dive in the Pacific Ocean, state news agency Xinhua reported Tuesday.

 

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Seabreacher: Unique Submersible Dolphin-Like Vessel

seabreacher

Seabreacher

Three years ago this amazing dolphin-like watercraft, the Seabreacher – a unique submersible vessel – was just a prototype. Now, you can own your own, make like Flipper, and dive, roll and jump while staying warm and dry in the comfort of the sealed cockpit. Oh, that is, if you have a cool USD$50,000 burning a hole in your wallet.

 

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Steve Fossett’s Flying Submersible

Steve Fossett’s Flying Submersible 

 Deep Flight Challenger

Unbeknownst to most of the world, the late super rich adventurer Steve Fossett had started work on an amazing flying submersible that would one day theoretically touch the stars. More importantly, however, was that the design would have allowed adventurers and scientists alike (and most importantly Fossett himself, of course) to venture into the deadly depths of the Mariana Trench, some 36,000 feet below the ocean’s surface. Sadly, the design was put on hold immediately after Fossett went missing about one year ago, but that hasn’t stopped San Anselmo inventor Graham Hawkes from detailing the project that Fossett tapped him to create two years before his death.

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Marion Hypersub – World’s First Submersible Powerboat

Marion Hyper Sub - World’s First Submersible Powerboat

It looks like something out of a James Bond movie but it could very well be the most cool personal sub yet. The Hypersub is the world’s first autonomous, small submarine capable of high speed surface travel over long distances. Cool videos after the jump.

 

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