Super Yachts Can Rent a Private Submarine

Three Man Submarine for Rent in Aruba

Captains of superyachts cruising the waters of Aruba can now arrange to rent a submarine and pilot capable of reaching depths of 100 metres.

U-Boat Worx B.V., the Dutch manufacturer of exclusive private submersibles, has opened a new submarine center on the Caribbean island. The company hopes to build on the strong interest shown by superyacht charter guests seeking 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: “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 rental price depends on what the customer wants, each dive is geared completely to personal wishes of the charter yacht guest

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 longer sailing times. So-called scrubbers remove Carbon Dioxide (CO2) produced by the passengers in the pressure vessel, 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.

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