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DeepFlight
Dive, dive!   The all-electric craft

The inventor of a new personal submarine set to launch is hoping to create a new niche market for would-be adventurers who have no professional training in underwater navigation.


DeepFlight, the company founded by personal submarine pioneer Graham Hawkes, plans to launch its new two-person Dragon model next week at the Monaco Yacht Show.

The all-electric craft was designed to be easily used from a yacht or the shore by anyone who has undergone minimal instruction. It features power and on board monitoring and management systems, uses vertical thrust instead of a ballast and drop-weight system to dive, and automatically floats to the surface when its propulsion system is disengaged.

The Dragon is an evolution of DeepFlight’s earlier Super Falcon craft, itself a development of the vehicle Hawke built to enable the late Steve Fossett to travel to the deepest point in the ocean, the Mariana Trench.


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