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This incredible futuristic submarine looks like an underwater UFO

By T.K. Randall
April 26, 2024 · Comment icon 4 comments
Triton 660 AVA
Would you venture into the depths in this ? Image Credit: YouTube / Triton Submarines
With its free-form acrylic pressure hull, the Triton 660 AVA aims to provide 'entertainment-focused underwater experiences'.
After the catastrophic implosion of the Titan submersible during an underwater mission to the wreck of the Titanic last year, attitudes towards undersea exploration have been understandably tepid of late.

One company looking to change all that, however, is Triton Submarines - a US-based luxury submarine developer and manufacturer which is all about quality and comfort.

Its latest creation is quite the sight to behold - a futuristic underwater exploratory vehicle with a free-form acrylic pressure hull which enables its passengers to get a wide view of the ocean floor.
Known as the Triton 660 AVA, the new submarine almost looks like a UFO thanks to its unique shape.

Capable of diving around 200 meters below the ocean's surface, it certainly won't be going anywhere near the Titanic anytime soon, but it should provide an underwater experience like no other.

Only the super-rich need apply, however, given the hefty price tag of $6.3 million.

You can check out the sub in action in the video below.



Source: Mail Online | Comments (4)




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Comment icon #1 Posted by Cho Jinn 23 days ago
Very cool.
Comment icon #2 Posted by Stiff 21 days ago
I'm not sure that having 'Triton' rhyming with 'Titan' is the best PR move if I'm being honest.
Comment icon #3 Posted by and-then 20 days ago
At 200m the pressure is about 2000 kPa.  I have no idea how that translate to pounds per square inch.
Comment icon #4 Posted by Tatetopa 20 days ago
When I was diving, they schooled us that 33 feet of water exerts 1 atmosphere of pressure, which is about 14.7 pounds.   If you are down at 33 feet, you have about 29psi ( water depth plus atmosphere) on your body. Rule of thumb, 200 meters is close enough to 660 feet, about 20x 33 feet, 20 atmospheres = pretty close to 300 pounds per square inch. Any way you measure it, that is a force to be reckoned with. 


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