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Underwater Biking

posted Apr 20, 2017, 7:37 PM by Dustin Thomas
I wrote a post a while back titled Pedal Power about some unique pedal powered contraptions. One of my favorites was a submarine called the Scubster; and it reminded me of another project I'd seen a few years ago. It took some searching, but I finally found it. Again. It's been a while but the website looks the same as I remember it so I don't know if this is still going forward or not. It is definitely a super cool idea.

Pedal Sub
If James Bond's Q were to design an Olympic event, this would be the vehicle used. The thing was designed by a Russian professor and a company called Marine Innovation Technologies was working toward mass-producing their prototype. Maybe they are still working on it (I hope so). The projected price is/was around $50,000 so the subs aren't free, but are well with the realm of possibility. Certainly in line with what many already pay for a high-end ski boat.

It sounds like vacation resorts and other commercial operations make up most of the target audience. If you own a resort, you should know that I can’t imagine passing up the opportunity to pedal around underwater for a few bucks. Here’s a website dedicated to the project:

The more I stare at that picture, the more I want one of these things.

Now I am thinking that this is where our "get kids in shape" money should be going. Send a bunch of teenagers out in these and they'd all be world class cyclists by the end of the summer.