I know it's not quite the same as diving on scuba but haven't you always been tempted just to go that little bit deeper, that little bit longer and be that little bit more adventurous? Well now you can do it in safety and style!
Under development by the OceanGate company since May of this year, the Cyclops submersible is a five-person submarine designed to perform a variety of underwater tasks. That includes scouting for mineral and gas deposits, biological specimen collection, and salvage operations, all for less than the cost of existing ROV platforms.
The Cyclops measures 18 feet long, 11 feet wide, and just over 7 feet tall. It weighs 19,000 pounds on land, which is quite svelt for a manned sub, thanks to its unique, 7-inch thick carbon fiber hull construction.
Additionally, the sub's four-inch thick full hemispherical borosilicate glass viewport is the largest underwater glass structure of its kind, and will allow the sub to initially dive as deeply as 3000 meters (9840 feet), though the company is also working on a second model that will dive to twice that.