Dutch Uboat Worx is making the C-Explorer 2 which can accommodate a trained pilot and one passenger. The submersible was designed for a maximum depth of 1,000 metres and comes equipped with modern lithium-ion batteries which allow it to remain submerged for up to 12 hours at a time. Its powerful air-conditioning system, iPod stereo installation and champagne cooler are indicative of the luxurious surroundings from where the underwater world can be observed. Personal submarines that can seat up to five people are being marketed to scientists, research organizations, luxury superyacht owners, aquatic tourism ventures and private explorers.
Prices range from 280,000 to 840,000 euros (about 380,000 to 1.1 million dollars).