Triton Submarine planned to head to the bottom of the Mariana Trench

by Mark R

I love posting about these personal submarines. I guess it is the idea of freely roaming the ocean that appeals to my sense of adventure.

What you are seeing here is the Triton, and like most of those other personal submarines that we have reported, it is that same bright color of yellow like the Hydrodome BOB.

Unlike other personal submarines, this one is designed to go deep into the ocean. How deep? Try the Mariana Trench, the deepest point of all. It is about 35,994 feet below sea level, located in the Western Pacific Ocean.

According to my Source, there has only been two people to have made it to the bottom of the Mariana Trench. They were Don Walsh and Jacques Piccard way back in 1960, and I’m not certain what type of vehicle they used. After all, I heard that the pressures of the ocean are staggering at that level, at about 15,750 psi. I swear they must have used a solid metal bathysphere.

The Triton must be very hard, but it has a thick glass sphere that can open like a clamshell. I would imagine that you could take it to see the Titanic if you wanted. I hope that there will be news footage about this voyage to the bottom of the sea, as it has been over 50 years since the last time.


One review or comment

joe schmo Says: May 27, 2011 at 5:54 pm

What a stupid article. Is this thing even real? Has it ever even been built? Richard Branson’s Virgin Oceanic expedition is actually happening in 2011, whereby a manned vessel will actually reach the Mariana Trench. See here:

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