Triton Submarines is a big name in the deep underwater research vehicle industry. The company recently unveiled a futuristic-looking submarine designed for tourist underwater walks - DeepView 24. The vessel can accommodate 24 passengers and two pilots for descent to a depth of 100 meters. An air conditioner is installed in the cabin for comfort. Colossal thickness (140 mm) acrylic windows provide panoramic views of the underwater world. The boat looks like a giant transparent pipe, high enough to stand inside.
The DeepView 24 is 15.4 m long and weighs 55, 000 kg. The submarine is equipped with main and additional ballasts weighing almost 4000 kg and 1800 kg, respectively. The control is electric, with two 20 kW (27 hp) main engines and four 12.6 kW (17 hp) Vertran engines. The bathyscaphe is equipped with a large lead-acid battery with a capacity of 240 kWh. Such a battery can withstand a 14-hour underwater excursion at a maximum speed of 5.5 km / h. Ten 20, 000 lumen LEDs provide excellent illumination overboard for deep travel.
The control of the device is as simple as possible, the pilots use only touch screens and a joystick controller. But if problems arise, they are able to take control of the internal systems of the boat into their own hands. The whole mechanism is certified according to the International DNV-GL standard.
Triton Submarines have designed the DeepView 24 for Vinpearl, a Vietnamese luxury resort chain that plans to assemble its first tour group aboard the submarine this December off Hon Tre Island in Nha Chang.