DeepFlight underwater aeroplane, the best toy for the super rich, it’s a two sitter submersibles that fly underwater. Graham Hawkes, the designer of DeepFlight, diving with Sir Richard Branson, rear, off Guadalupe Island. Image © Amos photography
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DeepFlight submersibles represent a fundamentally new class of ultra-light undersea craft operating on the same principles as aircraft.
The founder of Red Bull Dietrich Mateschitz bought one DeepFlight, at a cost of $1.7 million.
“By always being buoyant, and powering down using thrust and lift, DeepFlight submersibles have the range and speed necessary to truly explore 3-dimensional space underwater. They also possess an inherent safety advantage – if you turn everything off, they will just float right back to the surface!
Hawkes Ocean Technologies provides a full range of design, engineering, and prototyping services, from conceptual CAD design all the way up through construction of a working and elegantly designed prototype, for manned and unmanned underwater vehicles, as well as underwater sensors, housings, batteries, and advanced electromechanical technologies in other fields. We serve a wide variety of clients, including government agencies, start-ups, established businesses, nonprofit foundations, and private individuals.”
Video: DeepFlight Submersible – Searching for Whale Song
Renowned submersible designer Graham Hawkes and co-pilot Lee Behel go on a surreal adventure in the DeepFlight Super Falcon submersible. Using their hydrophones and their wits, our intrepid explorers cruise the underwater valleys of Hawaii in an attempt to capture a whale song. The DeepFlight Super Falcon submersible was designed, built and operated by Hawkes Ocean Technologies.