Permanent Human Settlement of the Earth, Space and Ocean Frontiers

Friday, July 18, 2008

DIY Subs

Ralph Buttigieg
Sydney, Australia
Submarines will be needed to explore Aquatica and while the League of New Worlds has a sub others are developing their own vessels. These new boats often show remarkable innovation. In China Mr Tao Xiangli has constructed a submarine from recycled material. I hope its well tested before he takes it down.
Drug smugglers have also taken up DIY sub making, every few months I read of authorities finding some drug lord's cargo submarine. The latest is this report from Mexico. Its sad to note that the only commercial cargo being carried by submarines are illegal drugs.
However here's something better. The Hyper-sub, a cross between a speed boat and submersible. Just the thing to get you to an undersea colony. I want one!