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The AQUA is a one manned submersible concept created by Sungchul Yang
and Woonghee Han as part of their bachelor's degree at the University
of Seoul in South Korea.
The AQUA concept was conceived as a vehicle for the future when there
are real-estate developments under the sea. The AQUA is capable of
travel both on and under the sea, and can safely and stylishly transport
a single person to their underwater destination.
The interior of the AQUA features a sliding seat to accommodate pilots
of different size and allow easier entry, and twin joysticks for simple
control of the vehicle. The forward momentum is provided by a single
main ducted propellor mounted at the rear. Pitch angle is controlled
by two smaller ducts on either side. The yaw control is via a small
rudder slung underneath the AQUA.
The AQUA's pilot has an excellent field of vision thanks to an aircraft
style canopy which slides forward to allow entry and exit of the sub.
Mounted behind the occupant are the life support systems, buoyancy
control ballast tank, batteries and motors.
While the AQUA is currently not headed for production, it is a refreshing
concept which aims to predict the future of personal underwater travel.
|Max Personnel Capacity
||1 including pilot