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September 28, 2009

Homemade Submarines


I had no idea so many people make a hobby of traveling beneath the sea in homemade junkers they call submarines. Here's a few of these DIY subs... Click photos to enlarge

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From top down...

  1. One man submarine in St. Petersburg
  2. I know nothing about this sub
  3. Colombian DIY drug sub
  4. Dry Dive submarine.
  5. Tao Xiangli's diy submarine made out of old oil barrel's
  6. Michael Schmelter's 2Dive submarine – dives to 100 meters
  7. Lost the link... sorry
  8. I don't know a thing about this sub
  9. Replica of 1776 Turtle submarine
  10. Guana Cay submarine
  11. Cocaine packed homemade submarine
  12. Tin Fish one man submarine

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The second picture down is one I took. You'd know a bit about that sub if you took a look at the picture next to it:

and this one:

Posted by: Dave | Sep 29, 2009 9:11:36 AM

Awesome. I've always wanted my own submarine... even if it could only go down less than 100 feet. Would still be soooo cool.

Posted by: BWJones | Sep 29, 2009 11:04:22 PM

Wow, these are really neat. I always dreamed of having my own, personal submarine (although on a slightly larger scale).

Posted by: Ren | Sep 29, 2009 11:26:17 PM

There was a NOVA episode about a man who built not only the largest private submarine, but THE only submarine to feature a glass window at the cock pit.

It was based off the Nautilus, and they went through hell making it. Rather reminiscent of some of the machines from Myst/Riven, really.



Posted by: Justin | Sep 30, 2009 6:20:55 PM

That second photograph makes me think of a certain "Mazerunner" device. :)


Posted by: Josiah | Oct 14, 2009 1:30:21 AM

I wonder if there has ever been a submarine on rails, like an underwater cablecar.

Posted by: Mark | Oct 14, 2009 5:02:19 AM

Keen! I love small, personal subs. The Imperial War Museum actually had two of them (one British and one German) from WWII when we went last month.

I think an underwater sub on rails like a train track doesn't really make much practical sense (overcoming the fluid issues underwater might require considerably more energy than for a buoyant craft, and then you'd have to lay all that track.

Posted by: scottE | Oct 16, 2009 10:20:54 AM

Hello everyone
I would like to find plan or document mathematic use for calculate a submarine one person, si possible made by plexy glasse or by wood, if someone have some passions as me, please feel free contact with me at email: dino_buy@hotmail.com. Welcome to amateur, passion or even professionnelle.
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Posted by: Dino | Sep 3, 2010 3:23:30 PM

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