Weekly Wednesday Links – Personal Submarine Edition
People have been pushing scuba limits for a while, and the natural extension is small, submarine like vehicles. There have been two popping up in the news lately, one expensive, and one really expensive.
The first is the AquaStar 2, which doesn’t offer much advantage over traditional scuba in terms of depth, but allows you to move around in a much simpler fashion.
The second is the Triton 36,000, which can withstand enough pressure to take you to the bottom of the ocean. It’s made for two, so perhaps it would make a romantic date? I’m saving up for one.
In other news, arguments are being made for turning retired oil rigs into artificial reefs, rather than dismantling them. There are two main points to the argument: sinking could be cheaper and it helps the oceans. The former might work, but do we really think the latter will appeal to those drilling for oil in the ocean?
I’ve posted links like this before because I love stories about people finding old stuff while scuba diving. A Florida diver recently found somebody’s old J.C. Penny’s credit card a mile offshore. Maybe he was hiding it from his wife?
Have a great week everyone!
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