As each day passes, the magnitude of innovative technologies grows larger, whether it be the brightly backlit screens of the increasingly popular head-sized phones, or airplanes equipped with lavish hotel rooms, there is no denying that the future is upon us. Most recently, a handful of private sector tech companies have been vying for a desirable NASA contract, eager to provide the agency with branded space crafts and striving to become the frontrunner in privatized space travel. Space, the last great frontier, has been the subject of much wonderment and desire - each new generation chomping at the bit to be the first to reach outer-space on a commercial ticket. But what about the world's most under-appreciated, under-explored terrestrial frontier, the ocean?
Personal submarine maker, DeepFlight, has begun taking orders for its newest submersible, The Dragon. What separates this new submarine from the numerous other personal subs available on the market is its intuitive user-friendliness, ease of use, and DeepFlight's unmatched dedication to safety standards.
DeepFlight has described the training process necessary to be ready to pilot The Dragon as limited, saying that within only a few hours of training, first-time users will be able to take the helm and control the craft themselves. This limited learning curve makes The Dragon an incredibly viable (and exciting) tourism product.
The Dragon has been designed to mimic a helicopter, with 4 corner-mounted rotors, capable of hovering in place at a maximum depth of 400ft - perfect for snapping photos or lying in wait for a glimpse of rarely seen creatures that lurk in the deep.
The thought of amateur-piloted submarines may come as a scary, or rather hazardous thought to many, conjuring scenes from Jaws, action movies or undersea documentaries. But DeepFlight has managed to build The Dragon so that it is, what they call, "positively buoyant," meaning that if the craft is to experience engine failure, it will naturally float to the surface in a timely manner.
DeepFlight's Dragon submarine is just the beginning for commercially available submersible transportation - a significant first-step towards the dream of accessible exploration of the oceans which have long captured the imagination of those with an adventurous spirit. Today the Dragon allows the average traveler access to new frontiers - catering to those who are incapable of forking over tens of millions of dollars for a personal sub.
While Auto Europe doesn't offer rentable personal submarines, we share DeepFlight's vision of providing unparalleled value to our customers. On your next vacation to Spain pick up a rental car in Barcelona and drive to the beach for some good ol'fashioned snorkeling or scuba-diving - an adventure which may well inspire you to experience the glory of personal submarine touring for yourself.