Chas Jones, Ph.D.

Life Aquatic Kayak – a submarine kayak

Life Aquatic Kayak – a submarine kayak

The Subo kayak can be paddled on a lake, calm oceanic bay, or slow moving river, but when you get tired of watching birds, moose, sea otters or turtles, you can batten down the hatch.  Time to fill the ballasts as a kayak transformed into a personal submarine kayak propelled via a fishtail – like propulsion device straight from Life Aquatic. Now you can check out the fish, kelp, crabs, and shrimp. According to comments by the creator,  Olivier Feuillette, on Youtube, it has air tanks, a CO2 filter (for extended dives up to 2 or 3 hours), and pressure equalization.  I’ve got many more questions than answers, but until I find the time to build an amazing personal watercraft like this for myself, I’ll just have to admire this video.  Check it out and let me know what you think about the Subo submarine kayak.

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