"I must confess that my imagination refuses to see any sort of submarine doing anything but suffocating its crew and floundering at sea."

-- H. G. Wells

I consider that quote a challenge. I have been a scuba diver for more than 20 years, and recently obtained my Advanced Diver certification. I have always thought it would be beyond cool to build a submarine that was purpose driven for scuba divers and the needs that scuba divers have.

A lot of the time that divers spend in the water is used up either descending to, or returning from, the best dive spots. The coolest wrecks and sights to see under water are often so deep, that the actual amount of bottom time the diver gets to spend can be as short as a few minutes.

But what if the diver could be delivered to the dive site in warm dry comfort, and at 1 ATM? What if he/she could ride down to the bottom in comfort, and completely surveil the dive site before ever getting wet? What if then they could enter the water, spend a full tank of air on the bottom, and then return immediately to a warm dry environment to decompress - instead of those lengthy and boring decompression stops divers must endure when returning to a surface boat?

It's all possible.

I intend to build the perfect submarine to accomplish this goal. These pages will document my project, and provide updates as it moves along. Right now I am only in the planning and design phase, but as things progress there will be more links and information added to the menu above.

Ultimately I believe that this submarine will present a unique opportunity to divers here in Maine and New England that has never been seen before. The ability to be transported right to your favorite wreck or dive spot, pass through a pressurized lock-out to explore the area for as long as your air lasts, then return to the sub to re-tank and go out again.

And so I hope you enjoy the information I place here. I will try very hard to keep things updated. You can always use my contact form to send me any comments or suggestions. I am always open to constructive criticism and suggestions!

"The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man."

--G. B. Shaw

 

This page was last updated: December 19, 2013