Triton Submarines, a Florida-based luxury submersible company, has quite a few landmark dives under its belt.
Take, for example, the world's deepest dive to Australia's Great Barrier Reef, with Sir David Attenborough as a passenger, to carry out filming for the award-winning Blue Planet II.
Adding to the company's prestige is the release of its new 3300/6, a six-seater sub designed to launch from the garage of a mega-yacht.
The 'world's largest spherical acrylic pressure hull'
The 3300/6 gets its name from the fact that it achieved a certified depth rating of 3,300 ft (1,000 m) with the capacity to carry 6 passengers.
"As the world’s largest capacity acrylic-hulled personal submersible with a certified depth rating to 1,000m (3,300ft), the delivery incorporates numerous significant milestone ‘firsts’, further lengthening Triton’s existing list of pioneering achievements," Triton Submarines explained in a press release.
Besides the submersible's depth certification, the 3300/6 is also "the world's largest spherical acrylic pressure hull," an impressive transparent ball 2.5 m (100 in) in diameter that gives its passengers impressive visibility.
Triton Subs say the acrylic pressure hull is "optically perfect" and offers minimal distortion when viewing the depths outside of the submersible craft.
The 3300/6 carries enough air and battery for 10-plus hour undersea excursions, as per NewAtlas.
Its two main thrusters and two vertran thrusters peak at 12.5kW each, allowing for a relatively slow 3-knot (3.45-mph/5.5-km/h) top speed, which is typical of submersibles.
The pilot is seated at the back of the acrylic sphere and controls the luxury submersible via a joystick and touchscreen combination.
The 3300/6 weighs a staggering 11,000 kg (24,300 lb) and measures 4.55 m (14.9 ft) long. However, Triton says that it "features a new lifting system for the widely adopted overhead gantry cranes, a critical factor in integrating this unit with a wide range of mega-yacht garages."
Holidaying in unknown depths with the 3300/6
Pricing for the submersible is not public, though the fact the 3300/6 was designed to be housed in mega-yachts lets you know what ballpark you're in.
Triton might have made a name by forming an integral role in some of the best deepsea TV we've ever seen, but now they seem to be focusing on making submersible dives marginally more accessible.
The company says the 3300/6 is one of several new models that "addresses the increasing demand Triton Submarines is experiencing from both mega-yacht owners and the hospitality sector for larger capacity submersibles that allow families or groups of guests to partake in experiences that generate unique shared memories."
It looks like the future holidays of the rich and the famous may well take place in the unknown depths of the sea and space.