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#400784 - 02/22/11 03:48 PM Semi-sub in San Pedro?
Otteralum Offline
From CNN.com. Anyone wanna go halvsies with me on a new business in San Pedro??? I'm only half-kidding.


-- Hop into this Ego Compact Semi Submarine, and without any extensive training you can be on your way to exploring the deep blue sea in no time.

Why is this called a semi-submarine? The entire boat is not submerged, but it's more like a pontoon boat with a transparent waterproof compartment hanging from its middle.

That means James Cameron is not going to be using one of these subs for that deep-water shoot for his Avatar sequel, but it's still suitable for giving you an eye-popping view of the undersea world. Think of it as more akin to snorkeling than scuba diving.

Photos: Raonhaje's Ego Compact Semi Submarine

The little boat cruises along at a leisurely sightseeing pace that's unspecified by its maker, which will only say that its batteries will last eight hours at cruising speed or four hours at top speed.

It's built by South Korean company Raonhaje, which plans to sell fleets of these Ego Semi-Submarines to resorts, and single units to individuals and yacht owners. The company offers to build custom moorings for the craft, as well as hoists for yachts.

We're thinking super-safe leisure subs like these would be a huge hit at a resort, especially seaside marinas near coral reefs, with their colorful and bustling underwater wildlife. Just think, even people who can't swim can enjoy the spectacular view.

See the original article at Mashable.com.
I will have a Belikin -- put it on klcman's tab.

#400785 - 02/22/11 04:35 PM Re: Semi-sub in San Pedro? [Re: Otteralum]
carbunkletrumpet Offline
Can we get AM/FM radio in it?
But why eat my vegetables I already know that I am short!

#400786 - 02/22/11 04:41 PM Re: Semi-sub in San Pedro? [Re: carbunkletrumpet]
SP Daily Offline
And draft beer....

#400790 - 02/22/11 05:02 PM Re: Semi-sub in San Pedro? [Re: Otteralum]
Chloe Offline
And Bacon....
Dare To Deviate

#400791 - 02/22/11 05:30 PM Re: Semi-sub in San Pedro? [Re: Chloe]
SP Daily Offline
Well then you'll need a galley to prepare it...

#400796 - 02/22/11 06:26 PM Re: Semi-sub in San Pedro? [Re: SP Daily]
PalapaBob Offline
Well, if you have draft beer then you'll need a head as well.... But count me in on the business opportunity Otter!!!

Edited by PalapaBob (02/22/11 06:44 PM)
Edit Reason: I can't spell....
I've already told you more than I know.

#400797 - 02/22/11 06:31 PM Re: Semi-sub in San Pedro? [Re: Otteralum]
champion Offline
Can't find a sticker price anywhere. I'd jump in.

Edited by champion (02/22/11 06:31 PM)
Reality is only an illusion that occurs due to a lack of alcohol

#400799 - 02/22/11 07:08 PM Re: Semi-sub in San Pedro? [Re: champion]
SP Daily Offline
If the price matters..you can't afford it....

#400800 - 02/22/11 07:15 PM Re: Semi-sub in San Pedro? [Re: Otteralum]
champion Offline
Not true, just wanted to know how much pocket change I could get rid of.
Reality is only an illusion that occurs due to a lack of alcohol

#400801 - 02/22/11 07:27 PM Re: Semi-sub in San Pedro? [Re: Otteralum]
Otteralum Offline
Beats me. Tried to find a price. With San Pedro's proximity to the reef, seems like a natural fit for an eco-friendly transport to the reef.
I will have a Belikin -- put it on klcman's tab.

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