Personal submarine

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A personal submarine is a submarine, usually privately funded and constructed, which is usually primarily intended for recreational use.[citation needed]

Some are used also for scientific purposes.[citation needed]

Such submarines can be designed from scratch by the builder or built to available plans.[citation needed]

Records[edit]

Timeline of deepest dive, solo, in a submarine
Date Depth Sub pilot Sub Notes
1985 914 metres (2,999 ft) Graham Hawkes Deep Rover [1][2]
6 March 2012 8,166 metres (26,791 ft) James Cameron Deepsea Challenger [3]
26 March 2012 10,898 metres (35,755 ft) James Cameron Deepsea Challenger This is the deepest possible dive, diving to the deepest point on Earth, the Challenger Deep. No future dive can best this record, though others can match it.[4]
Timeline of deepest dive, solo, in a submarine, women
Date Depth Sub pilot Sub Notes
1986 1,000 metres (3,300 ft) Sylvia Earle Deep Rover This tied the record set by Graham Hawkes in the same sub.[5][6]

See also[edit]

Recreational submarines
Other submersibles
Manufacturers and organizations

References[edit]

  1. ^ New York Times, "SCIENTIST AT WORK: Graham Hawkes; Racing to the Bottom Of the Deep, Black Sea", William J. Broad, 1993 August 3
  2. ^ CNBC Magazine, "Deep Water's New Horizon", September 2010
  3. ^ Gizmag, "James Cameron performs deepest-ever solo sub dive, with a deeper one on the way", Randolph Jonsson, 11 March 2012
  4. ^ Gizmag, "James Cameron snags world record for deepest possible solo dive", Randolph Jonsson, 25 March 2012
  5. ^ New York Times, "SCIENTIST AT WORK: Graham Hawkes; Racing to the Bottom Of the Deep, Black Sea", William J. Broad, 1993 August 3
  6. ^ Burnaby Mail, "Her Deepness drops in and warns of growing threat to the oceans", Deborah Smith, 2011 November 23