These days there’s no point having your own private yacht unless you also possess a submarine to go with it, which is why a range of companies now offer personal submersibles for the wealthy adventurer. While allowing people to cruise beneath the waves, these submersibles also include features like GPS, air conditioning and even laser-sensor autopilot technology. Here’s a look at 11 awesome personal submersibles.
10. Innespace Seabreacher
Each Innespace Seabreacher is hand-built to order, which means that prices vary depending on the options selected. This submersible comes in three marine-themed models: the shark-inspired Seabreacher X, the killer whale-inspired Seabreacher Y, and the dolphin-inspired Seabreacher J. You can also choose between various customizable options – from the paint scheme to the upholstery – while the dashboards include GPS, climate control and an iPod docking system. The fastest of these fun-looking subs is able to reach speeds of up to 50 mph (43 knots) on the surface and 25 mph (22 knots) below the waves, but they can only dive to a depth of 5 feet owing to the fact that the engine requires air – supplied by a snorkel – to function. Dive deeper than that and the engine cuts off so that the sub bobs back to the surface like an apple in a bucket. The water-tightness of the cockpit is provided by inflatable air seals; just try to remember to fill them with air before heading under.