Stepping off a yacht and diving to the depths of the ocean in a transparent submarine might sound like an elaborate scene from a James Bond movie.
But thanks to new technological advances, such underwater adventures are now very much a possibility in the real world, provided you have millions to spare.
In a game-changing move for submarine tourism, Florida-based luxury submersible company Triton Submarines has delivered the first six-person acrylic-hulled sub that can dive to 1,000 meters.
Described as “a salon under the sea,” the sub features the world’s largest transparent, spherical passenger compartment, which has a diameter of 2.5 meters, providing an immersive underwater view for those on board. The 5.5-million-dollar vessel’s interior space is “commensurate with the cabin of a six-passenger Cessna…private jet” and its Tiffany blue exterior — specially requested by its owner — “appears to disappear” once underwater.