Feeling lucky, Mr. Bond? The only way you could possibly hope to escape my underwater lair would be with an Amphibious Sub-Surface Watercraft.
Okay, maybe you’re not James Bond. You don’t have a license to kill or sharp suits or a suave, macho way with women, but you can pretend to be 007 with this cool, little toy. This very expensive, cool, little toy.
You can’t dive to the bottom of the ocean but you can get a seriously awesome view of the underwater world with an inverted 1 1/2”-thick acrylic hemisphere below the surface that provides seating for two passengers. The above-water cockpit seats two more people, but it won’t be all fun and games and sightseeing for one of them because they’ll have to steer with the controls that put them in command of two horizontally-oriented underwater thrusters that provide up to 6 knots forward/4 knots backward movement. The craft can also make 360º turns and even travel on land, thanks to the heavy-duty, tank-like tracks on either side.
The Amphibious Sub-Surface Watercraft is available for $300,000 at Hammacher Schlemmer, and once you recover from that price, you might decide it’s easier to just become a secret agent who has to save the world on a regular basis.