Dutch submarine makers U-Boat Worx have developed a Charter A Sub program that will make your underwater dreams come true – it’s your personal ticket to explore the waters with your own personal pilot to handle the technical issues while you enjoy your trip.
The Charter A Sub program is designed for those who want to avoid the crowds and ho-hum mini-sub tours – and instead – want to venture into the deep on their own time, anywhere in the world for up to an entire month.
The U-Boat Worx mini-subs are powered by lithium-ion batteries for up to eight hours at a time, and operate at a maximum depth of -340ft. Your vessel is air-conditioned and you have the option of choosing The Explorer-2 (one passenger) and Quester 3 (two passenger) both decked out with a clamshell glass dome hatch for a 360-degree view. Other add-ons include manipulator arms, HD video cameras, external lights, and even a “bottom sampler”, which you can imagine, is a bit like souvenir shopping.
Once you have booked your U-Boat, the company will arrange delivery of one of their fully-insured ocean explorers to literally any destination on the globe. You can pick your own destination or make use of the expertise of their fully trained pilots and visit a pre-selected location exploring South China and the Mediterranean Seas, the Maldives and French Polynesia, or keep it local and observe the Great Whites up close.