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Incredible new 24-person tourist submarine with huge panoramic windows launches in Vietnamese resort

Incredible new 24-person tourist submarine with huge panoramic windows launches in Vietnamese resort, taking guests to depths of up to 328ft

  • Holidaymakers at the Vinpearl complex on Hon Tre Island can board the sub for a 30-minute dive
  • On the trip they are taken past shipwrecks and reefs, and glide amid all manner of marine life 
  • The submarine was made by Florida-based Triton Submarines, which made the Limiting Factor submersible 
  • That sub made a record-breaking dive to the deepest point in the planet’s oceans in the Mariana Trench 

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A resort in Vietnam has taken the guest experience to another level – to the azure depths of the South China Sea.

Holidaymakers at the Vinpearl complex on Hon Tre Island, off the coast of Nha Trang city, can now book a jaw-dropping trip on an air-conditioned 24-person submarine that features huge panoramic windows.

The submarine, called DeepView 24, can reach depths of up to 100m (328ft), with guests seated in a 15.4m- (50.5ft) long interior big enough to stand up in.

Holidaymakers at the Vinpearl complex on Hon Tre Island, off the coast of Nha Trang city, can now book a jaw-dropping trip on an air-conditioned 24-person submarine – DeepView 24 (above) – that features huge panoramic windows

DeepView 24 - baptised Vinpearl Submarine Nha Trang - can reach depths of up to 100m (328ft), with guests seated in a 15.4m- (50.5ft) long interior big enough to stand up in

DeepView 24 – baptised Vinpearl Submarine Nha Trang – can reach depths of up to 100m (328ft), with guests seated in a 15.4m- (50.5ft) long interior big enough to stand up in

Anyone feeling nervous about stepping on board should note the company that has built it – Triton Submarines. It knows a thing or two about underwater vessels, having manufactured the Limiting Factor submersible that made a record-breaking dive to the deepest point in the planet’s oceans, Challenger Deep in the Mariana Trench – 10,927m (35,853ft) beneath the surface.

Florida-based Triton boasted that DeepView 24 is ‘the most significant commercial tourism submersible to be brought to market in the past two decades’.

The sub, baptised Vinpearl Submarine Nha Trang, takes ticketed passengers on a 30-minute dive past shipwrecks and reefs, and amid all manner of marine life.

Vinpearl Submarine Nha Trang (above) was made by Florida-based Triton Submarines, which manufactured the Limiting Factor submersible that made a record-breaking dive to the deepest point in the planet's oceans, Challenger Deep in the Mariana Trench

Vinpearl Submarine Nha Trang (above) was made by Florida-based Triton Submarines, which manufactured the Limiting Factor submersible that made a record-breaking dive to the deepest point in the planet’s oceans, Challenger Deep in the Mariana Trench

Triton boasted that DeepView 24 is 'the most significant commercial tourism submersible to be brought to market in the past two decades'

Triton boasted that DeepView 24 is ‘the most significant commercial tourism submersible to be brought to market in the past two decades’

Vinpearl Submarine Nha Trang takes ticketed passengers on a 30-minute dive past shipwrecks and reefs, and amid all manner of marine life

Triton said: 'From the comfort of the luxurious air-conditioned interior, passengers of the submersible will engage with the ocean in a manner that far exceeds that of traditional tourist submersibles that feature restricted viewports'

Vinpearl Submarine Nha Trang takes ticketed passengers on a 30-minute dive past shipwrecks and reefs, and amid all manner of marine life. Triton said: ‘From the comfort of the luxurious air-conditioned interior, passengers of the submersible will engage with the ocean in a manner that far exceeds that of traditional tourist submersibles that feature restricted viewports’

One of the aims of the Vinpearl submarine trip is to raise awareness of the plight of the oceans and the widespread and rapid decline in coral reefs and sea life around the globe

One of the aims of the Vinpearl submarine trip is to raise awareness of the plight of the oceans and the widespread and rapid decline in coral reefs and sea life around the globe

One of the aims of the trip is to raise awareness of the plight of the oceans and the widespread and rapid decline in coral reefs and sea life around the globe.

Triton said: ‘From the comfort of the luxurious air-conditioned interior, passengers of the submersible will engage with the ocean in a manner that far exceeds that of traditional tourist submersibles that feature restricted viewports.

‘Designed to sit steady while on the surface of the water, the Triton DeepView 24 allows for easy ingress and egress of passengers and improves safety for support staff operating in the water.

‘The generous access hatch further facilitates entry and exit of the submersible, even for passengers with reduced mobility.

‘Virtually silent, entirely non-polluting and producing no carbon or effluent emissions, the Triton DeepView 24, like every submersible, has zero environmental impact or footprint. It was developed in response to the rise in demand from travellers and tourists alike for adventure and experience-based holidays.’

Triton added: ‘While the sub was built by Triton’s Barcelona team and first delivered to Vietnam in April 2020, the pandemic sidelined the official launch until now.

Vinpearl said: 'Triton has a demonstrated reputation for building submarines that can repeatedly and safely visit even the deepest points in our oceans, and we knew their significant experience would ensure the safety of the sub, and in turn, our guests.' The image above shows DeepView24 before she was delivered

 Vinpearl said: ‘Triton has a demonstrated reputation for building submarines that can repeatedly and safely visit even the deepest points in our oceans, and we knew their significant experience would ensure the safety of the sub, and in turn, our guests.’ The image above shows DeepView24 before she was delivered

‘Throughout this time, the Triton team worked closely with the Vinpearl team to build-out the dive program and to extensively train their pilots and staff.’

Vinpearl said: ‘Triton has a demonstrated reputation for building submarines that can repeatedly and safely visit even the deepest points in our oceans, and we knew their significant experience would ensure the safety of the sub, and in turn, our guests. Their team has been committed to working with Vinpearl on this project since the very beginning and we hope our guests will value the experience we are sharing with them.’

Tickets for the Vinpearl Submarine Nha Trang can be purchased online, at the Vinpearl ticketing office or via a travel agent. They are priced at $60 (£47) for adults and $40 (£31) for children.  

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