The 3300/3 is the world’s deepest diving acrylic-hulled three passenger submersible. The 3300/3’s transparent pressure hull is the largest (84 inch diameter) and thickest (6.5 inches) acrylic sphere ever manufactured for a submersible. The transparent hull provides an unmatched underwater viewing experience ideally suited to recreational diving, exploration, filming, observation and scientific research.
To learn more about Triton, please watch our 5 minute video introduction.
You can view several video testimonials including a number from world leading marine scientists by following this link and scrolling down: http://tritonsubs.com/gallery/video-gallery/
To view the latest Triton media coverage: http://tritonsubs.com/category/press/
A Triton submersible was recently utilized to capture the first-ever video footage of the Giant Squid during an expedition in Ogasawara, Japan with The Discovery Channel and NHK. The team captured an amazing 19 minutes of high-definition footage of the elusive deep ocean predator at depths ranging from 600 to 950 meters. The footage was released in a special 2-hour episode of “Curiosity” on the Discovery Channel. During the mission, the Triton logged over 47 dives at depths averaging over 634 meters totaling in excess of 250 hours of dive time. During this intense dive schedule, the Triton proved its versatility and reliability with an amazingly low 6.5 hours of total down time. You can view clips of the special here: http://dsc.discovery.com/tv-shows/curiosity/videos/looking-for-the-giant-squid.htm
The Triton 3300/3 was also used to film the Discovery Channel special “Alien Monster Sharks” which can be viewed HERE.
A Triton also recently became the first-ever manned submersible to dive in Antarctica during a charter in December of 2012. You can view images of the charter here: http://tritonsubs.com/gallery/antarctica-2013/
Included in the purchase price of any Triton is our industry leading pilot training program (for up to 4 pilots). Our training includes 3 phases:
- Phase One – Parts and Systems Familiarization is conducted at Triton’s Vero Beach facility. Pilot trainees are given a comprehensive, hands-on overview of the parts and systems of the Triton model they will be operating.
- Phase Two – Triton Simulator Training is conducted concurrently with Step 1 at Triton’s Vero Beach Facility (typically Steps 1 & 2 last 10-14 days). Pilot trainees make repeated dives in the Triton Simulator to learn pre-dive procedures, communication protocols, vehicle buoyancy control, vehicle steering, emergency procedures and general safe operation guidelines.
- Phase Three – Dive training in the open ocean. Pilot trainees complete a series of dives from a support vessel (preferably the owner’s vessel) to complete their training. Upon conclusion of Step Three, the graduating Pilot will be among the best-trained private submersible pilots in the world.
The training program is important not only to the initial pilot trainees but on an ongoing basis as crew turnover is an issue for all yacht owners. Triton offers training year-round and can train new crew members at any time.
Each Triton submersible is classified by the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS). ABS classified submersibles have been carrying over 2 million passengers per year for over 20 years and have a perfect operational safety record. Statistically speaking, ABS classified submersibles are the safest vehicles in the world.
Triton also offers its owners the option to make their submersible available for charter through Triton Submarine Charters, LLC (TSC). There is a significant demand for Triton Submersibles in the charter market and Triton’s charter fleet is not large enough to satisfy the demand at this time. TSC can help owners significantly offset the cost of their submersible if they become part of the charter fleet.
Below are some additional benefits offered by the Triton 3300/3:
Dive Experience- The Triton hull is fully transparent with no forward or downward obstructions in the viewing area.
Launch and Recovery- The Triton is built with sufficient freeboard (by ABS standard) to allow the pilot and passengers to enter and exit the submersible while in the water. This allows for launch and recovery to take place without any occupants in the submersible. This greatly increases safety while also allowing simple in-water passenger changes (can be facilitated via a RIB or jet ski etc. vs. having to recover and re-launch the submersible from the support vessel for each passenger change).
Proven Product- The Triton Team has built and delivered the 3300/3 and received tremendous accolades from its clients as well as some of the top scientists in the world (see video testimonials).
Team Experience- With over 350 years of combined experience in the design, engineering, manufacture and operation of manned submersibles, the Triton team is by far the most experienced in the world. The team members been involved with over 80 different submersibles and their cumulative experience is reflected in the design of each Triton submersible.
Size and Weight- The 3300/3 is built with the smallest possible footprint (4m x 3m x 2.5 m) to minimize deck space and storage requirements. In addition, the 3300/3 is light (relative to other existing submersibles) at 8000kg.
Payload- The Triton 3300/3 has a substantial payload of 900kg (2000 pounds). The large payload combined with the versatile forward chassis make the Triton ideal for use with equipment for filming, exploration or scientific research.
Ease of Operation- Triton’s proprietary touch screen control and monitoring system and 3 axis joystick make operating the Triton simple and intuitive.
Registry- Each Triton complies with the strict guidelines set forth by the Cayman Islands Registry of Shipping for registration of manned submersibles. Compliance includes parameters established by Cayman for design, maintenance and operation. This is an important factor when considering the purchase of a submersible as the Cayman Registry is the most rigid of registries with respect to manned submersibles and is also a preferred registry for mega yacht owners. A Cayman flagged vessel cannot carry and operate a non-Cayman flagged submersible.