Race to the Bottom: Personal Submersibles

By Tom Hall - 2013-10-11T16:53:35Z

Photograph by Tony Wu courtesy of Hawkes Ocean Technologies

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Graham Hawkes, inventor of the DeepFlight Super Falcon, debuted the sub at this year's Monaco Yacht Show last month.

“This is literally like flying underwater,” Hawkes, a U.K.-born ocean engineer who has spent decades designing cutting-edge diving suits and submarines, said in an interview. “Once you’ve done that, you don’t want to do anything else.”

Left: A DeepFlight Super Falcon flies through the water.