Personal mini-submarine tours of the ocean may sound awesome, but the pilot inevitably just takes you to the same boring shipwrecks he always goes to, which is kind of weird considering he didn't lay out 10 grand for a goddamned personal mini-submarine tour. Thankfully, ultra-regarded Dutch sub makers U-Boat Worx now have a Charter A Sub program allowing you to take a tech'd-up underwater whip (and its pilot) anywhere on the planet for an entire month, hopefully enough of a vacation to really decompress. Got questions? Well shut up, 'cause here are your answers:
Um, wait...what's a mini-sub? Powered by lithium-ion batteries for up to eight hours at a time, and operating at a max depth of ~340ft, UBW's mercifully air-conditioned Explorer-2 (one passenger) and Quester 3 (two) both feature "clamshell" glass dome hatches that allow for 360-degree views, while add-ons include manipulator arms, HD vid cams, external lights, and even a "bottom sampler", which, unlike on dry land, isn't just your palm.
Where can I go? Just tell 'em the kind of tour you're looking for and they'll arrange delivery of one of their fully-insured ocean explorers to literally any destination on the globe, except maybe Kansas.
Well where should I go? Exclusive itineraries their pilots are already familiar with include touring shipwrecks in the South China/Mediterranean Seas, exploring the pelagic zone of the Maldives and French Polynesia, or hitting South Africa to go diving with great whites, though considering you're on a personal tour of the ocean, chances are there're already a few in the mini-sub with you.
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