Rent a private submarine A submarine for 3 takes tourists on Aruba to a depth of 100 meter
Now, tourists on Aruba can take a genuine submarine to a depth of 100 meter, under the guidance of an experienced pilot. U-Boat Worx B.V., the Dutch manufacturer of exclusive private submersibles, has opened a new submarine center on the Caribbean island. The company meets the need in the tourist branch to explore the underwater world in a safe and comfortable way.
Peter de Hoop, U-Boat Worx Aruba’s managing director, has this to say: "For tourists, this is a wonderful opportunity to discover the underwater world in an exclusive way. You do not need a diving license and our guests can chat with each other, while enjoying a glass of champagne."
The price for a ride in the submersible depends on what the customer wants. The dive can be geared completely to one’s personal wishes.
The submarine builder from Breda, The Netherlands, expects that the Aruba operation will open the eyes of many businessmen, wanting to apply this idea elsewhere in the world. "The business on Aruba was set up to break open the luxury tourist submarine market. By catering to tourism ourselves, we are showing third parties, such as luxury resorts, hotels and cruise companies, what the opportunities are", says Bert Houtman, founder of U-Boat Worx BV.
Taking a trip in a submersible has many advantages over regular deep-sea diving. The guests are in a dry, 1 atmosphere environment. This means that, no matter how deep you go, there are no changes in air pressure. In this way, possible medical disorders resulting from decompression sickness, that can be caused by SCUBA diving, are eliminated.
The electrically powered submersible for 3 people is equipped with Lithium-Ion batteries for long sailing times. The Carbon Dioxide (CO2) produced by the passengers in the pressure vessel is removed by so-called scrubbers, and the oxygen used is also added automatically. The C-Quester-3, as this submersible is called, can stay underwater for over 96 hours, in case of emergency. There are numerous accessories, such as a safety buoy, a lead weight that can be dropped off, underwater communication, an air-conditioning system, a depth sounder, sonar and optionally video and tracking systems. Safety is guaranteed by a separate classification by Germanischer Lloyd.
Source = U-Boat Worx