September 28, 2009
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
From top down...
- One man submarine in St. Petersburg
- I know nothing about this sub
- Colombian DIY drug sub
- Dry Dive submarine.
- Tao Xiangli's diy submarine made out of old oil barrel's
- Michael Schmelter's 2Dive submarine – dives to 100 meters
- Lost the link... sorry
- I don't know a thing about this sub
- Replica of 1776 Turtle submarine
- Guana Cay submarine
- Cocaine packed homemade submarine
- 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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. Welcome to amateur, passion or even professionnelle.
Posted by: Dino | Sep 3, 2010 3:23:30 PM