Explore UNESCO waters in DeepFlight’s first 3-person Super Falcon 3S: the pinnacle of personal submarine technology
DeepFlight produces the world’s highest performance personal submarines. On May 3, 2018, Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru will become the first place to launch submarine excursions in DeepFlight’s most advanced model yet: the Super Falcon 3S.
In a world exclusive, DeepFlight Adventures take up to two guests on a once-in-a-lifetime sub-aquatic “dive” exploration of the Maldives’ only UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, Landaa Giraavaru’s Baa Atoll home.
With a professional pilot at the controls, passengers can skim over coral formations; fly through shoals of brightly coloured fish; encounter creatures such as turtles, sharks, dolphins and rays; and explore the Maldivian waters down to a depth of 120 feet (37 metres) – all without getting wet.
Brought to the Maldives in collaboration with leading watersports operator Ocean Group Pvt. Ltd, the Super Falcon 3S represents the pinnacle of personal submarine technology: an environmentally friendly, battery-operated submersible that offers unparalleled underwater “flying” from the safety, comfort and style of a personal pressurised and air-conditioned cockpit, with individual viewing domes.
Once submerged, the domes virtually disappear, providing a 360-degree view of the underwater world. Additionally, its flight-inspired design allows the Super Falcon 3S to glide effortlessly over reefs and cruise alongside marine mammals such as dolphins.
The Super Falcon 3S has also been designed with the environment in mind: its electric and acoustic emissions have been minimised so as not to disturb marine life, and it never lands on the seabed or reefs. The pilot narrates each dive with a real-time commentary, educating and inspiring guests about the wonders of the underwater ecosystem.
Safety is DeepFlight’s number one priority. Certified by Lloyds Register, a leading marine classification society, the Super Falcon 3S features fixed positive buoyancy and a patented thrust and lift system that enables it to not only “fly” underwater, but to automatically float back to the surface in the unlikely event of power loss. A surface team tracks and monitors the submarine during each dive, staying in communication with the pilot via an underwater communications system.
Commenting on the launch, Four Seasons Regional Vice President Armando Kraenzlin said, “At Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru, we have long been aligned with DeepFlight’s mission to bring awareness to the oceans. These submarine excursions redefine marine exploration and bridge the gap between the world we see above the waves and the one that exists below. We couldn’t be prouder to be the first resort in the world to launch the DeepFlight Super Falcon 3S.”
More about DeepFlight Adventures:
How long is a DeepFlight Adventures’ submarine excursion?
• About one hour from boarding to flying underwater and disembarkation.
What are the age/weight/height restrictions?
• Children must be aged 7 and above and over 1.2-metres (4 feet) tall; maximum weight per person is 120 kilograms (265 pounds); maximum height is 1.9 metres (6.4 feet).
How much does a DeepFlight Adventures’ excursion cost at Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru?
• USD 1500 (+ 12 percent GST) per flight for up to a maximum of two passengers.
How does one book a DeepFlight Adventures’ excursion?
• Pre-booking is essential through Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru or www.oceangroup.mv
To preview the DeepFlight Adventures experience, click here.
To find out more about the launch of DeepFlight Adventures at Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru and make reservations, contact the Reservations department via email at [email protected] or telephone +960 66 00 888.