deepflight creates a new class of personal water travel with dragon submersible
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deepflight, was founded in 1996 by ocean engineer graham hawkes. together with a group of seasoned designers and engineers, they’ve developed a fundamentally new type of personal submarining that is a combination submersible and high-performance aircraft called ‘dragon’. 

deepflight-dragon-submarine-designboom-02it offers the freedom to chart flexible explorations 




the ‘dragon’ has a fixed positive buoyancy, meaning that it will always naturally float back to the surface. it offers a proprietary technology that monitors and manages critical functions, allowing users to pilot the submarine with minimal training and provides the ability to set the depth limit on any particular dive. 

deepflight-dragon-submarine-designboom-03designers incorporated both classical submersible technology and race track dynamics




the deepflight ‘dragon’ enables complete freedom to cruise alongside deep coral reefs and hover over ancient shipwrecks. four electric thrusters and an underwater lithium battery pack can operate for up to six hours between charges. at 1800 kilograms and only five meters in length, it is able to fit on most yachts, with little to no retrofit required. 

deepflight-dragon-submarine-designboom-04the four rear electric thrusters deepflight-dragon-submarine-designboom-05the ‘dragon’ being dropped into the water  deepflight-dragon-submarine-designboom-06the cockpit deepflight-dragon-submarine-designboom-07the informational gauges deepflight-dragon-submarine-designboom-08the thrusters offer both vertical and horizontal movement deepflight-dragon-submarine-designboom-09the deepflight ‘dragon’ underwater