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Maldives Submarine Excursions

Relax by the pool, sip a cocktail on the beach, explore the phins and rays.

marine environment in a submarine . . . The battery-operated Super Falcon 3S features a brushless

Guests at the Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Gi- DC drivetrain and underwater lithium-iron-phosphate battery raavaru are able to go beyond the typical vacation experience pack. It can dive to depths of 37 meters and features mini- with an underwater ? ight excursion aboard the three-person mized electric and acoustic emissions so as not to disturb the

DeepFlight Super Falcon 3S, a submarine designed speci? - marine life. Its ? ight-inspired design allows the Super Falcon cally for underwater tourism. 3S to glide effortlessly over reefs and cruise alongside marine

For $1,500.00 (+12% GST) per ? ight, a trained submarine life. It’ll never land on the seabed or reefs.

pilot will take up to two guests below the surface to explore While underway, a surface team constantly tracks and moni- the beautiful Maldivian waters in DeepFlight Adventures’ tors the sub. In the unlikely event of power loss, ? xed positive newest 8-meter sub. buoyancy combines with a thrust and lift system to enable the

Over the course of an hourlong dive, passengers can expect Super Flacon 3S to automatically ? oat back to the surface.

to skim over coral formations; ? y through shoals of the 1,000 DeepFlight Adventures said it is expanding to additional lo- species of brightly colored ? sh that inhabit the BAA Atoll; cations around the world through a cooperation with HadalX, and maybe even encounter creatures like turtles, sharks, dol- based in Shanghai.

General Speci? cations

Occupants: 1 pilot, 2 passengers

Max. Operating Depth: 100m (330ft)

Dimensions LxWxH: 8m x 3.3m x 1.4m

Weight: 3400 kg (7500 lbs)

Max. Payload: 375 kg (825 lbs)

Max. Cruising Speed: 4 knots

Endurance: up to 8 hours

Type: Hydrobatic

Certifcation: Lloyd’s Register

Photos: DeepFlight Adventures

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