Hawkes Ocean Technologies redefines personal submersibles with the DeepFlight Series. Proven through five generations, our patented winged design enables DeepFlight craft to travel through the water with unprecedented speed, range and agility, transforming the two-dimensional elevator experience of conventional submersible dives into an exhilarating flight through blue space. Dive with Great Whites. Fly through underwater canyons. Explore uncharted shipwrecks. All from the comfort and safety of your submersible, launched right from your yacht or shore base.
DeepFlight submersibles represent a fundamentally new class of ultra-light undersea craft that operate on the same principles as aircraft. By always being buoyant, and powering down using thrust and lift, DeepFlight submersibles have the range and speed necessary to truly explore 3-dimensional space underwater. They also possess an inherent safety advantage – if you turn everything off, they will just float right back to the surface!
DeepFlight vehicles can be operated at 1/10th the cost of conventional “sinking” subs. Why? The combination of lower pressure hull volume and lightweight materials means DeepFlight craft can be launched from a variety of surface ships or shore options, including backed down a boat ramp.
DeepFlight submersibles have “pressurized” cockpits, meaning the pilot is always flying comfortably at atmospheric pressure. The cockpit, or pressure hull, must be able to withstand ocean pressure and keep the occupants safe. Hawkes Ocean Technologies has developed an advanced proprietary composite material for use in construction of pressure hulls, protecting the human occupants safely, comfortably, and with minimum weight.
Powerful proprietary brushless DC thrusters and lithium iron phosphate batteries power DeepFlight submersibles underneath the waves at high sustained speed and range, while always being environmentally friendly.