Necker Nymph Submarine Sea Plane
The James Bond movies have had their fair share of gadgets. That goes without saying, clearly. Unfortunately, most of those gadgets will never come to life, since they’re either completely ludicrous or just don’t have the necessary funding to become a reality. That is unless of course you’re Sir Richard Branson, who has more money than God himself.
Sir Richard Branson’s luxury catamaran Necker Belle, which is supposedly one of the fastest that has touched the ocean’s surface, sails the high sea with the Necker Nymph, a 3-person “aero submarine.”. If you saw “The Spy Who Loved Me,” than nostalgia is probably bubbling up inside you like a giddy kid on Christmas morning.
It can dive 30 meters below the water’s surface and travels at a speed of up to 6 knots. Unfortunately, your dream of piloting a craft of this type will have wait, since they don’t currently allow guests to take the wheel. You’ll of course need to know how to SCUBA, since the cockpit, and passenger seats are open water.
The dives, which last for 1-2 hours at time, start at $2,500 per day. So hopefully, you can travel to a variety of locations and experience multiple dives throughout the day, provided of course you’ve got enough oxygen to go around.