Selecting the right submersible

…for you and your vessel.

Technical Considerations

The characteristics of the intended host-vessel and the number of pilots and passengers you expect to carry have the greatest bearing on which submersible is most suitable for your needs.

Planned Uses

Deciding which wonders you wish to experience with your submersible can help narrow down your selection.

The most magnificent dive spots on the planet tend to be coral reefs. Most display absolutely stunning diversity of marine life immersed in crystal clear waters.

It is a tragedy that SCUBA divers are so depth limited, because it is once you go beyond 100 meters that things get really interesting. SCUBA divers are fond of saying there is nothing on a deep reef to see. That’s because they’ve never been there.

With a Triton you’ll have a unique opportunity to see huge barrel sponges, photoluminescent creatures of all types, rare invertebrates, unique deep water fish and massive sixgill sharks.

A 1000-series Triton, rated for depths between 305-500m are ideal for reef diving.

In late Summer 2012 a Triton 3300/3 was used to attract and film the giant squid.

This unprecedented event marks the first time in human history that man has set eyes on the giant squid underwater. The Triton was able to film this encounter for 18 minutes as the squid descended from 2,000 feet to over 2,700 feet.

If you are intending on using your Triton for similar activities, it pays to research the depths at which the species you’re chasing inhabits.

A 3000-series Triton, rated to depths upto 3300ft would be suitable for the majority of users.

Triton’s pilots have been on tens of thousands of dives and, without fail, the passenger rating of a dive is always a 10+ when sharks are present.

With a Triton you can encounter rare deep water sharks, like the massive sixgill, Goblin and Megamouth sharks like those filmed in Japan using a Triton 3300/3.

A 3000-series Triton, rated to depths upto 3300ft would be suitable for the majority of shark-finding excursions.

Dive on known wrecks or be the first to see the final resting place of vessels that lie beyond the reach of SCUBA divers.

Go a step further and use your Triton as the basis of a salvage program. In 2013 a Triton was used on a treasure salvage operation in Alaska.

If you’re planning on using your Triton for wreck-diving, do some research into the depths of the wrecks you wish to visit t help you choose.

Recently Triton Submarine Charters provided two submarines for the first ever dives in Antactica.

With appropriate precautions, Tritons are well suited for diving in very cold waters. The fact Triton was the first ever company to dive submersibles on the continent of Antarctica is an excellent example of just how much of our ocean remains to be explored.

All Triton submersibles can be outfitted with the equipment required to make them suitable for ice diving. Contact us for more information.

Underwater geysers that constantly spew hot, mineral rich water into the ocean creating an amazing underwater eruption. Vents are typically very deep, spectacular to observe, and often teaming with a fascinating array of life.

Some believe these vents are the secret to understanding how life evolved and developed on Earth. At a minimum, they are clear proof that not all life on Earth is photosynthesis based and there are animals that live and indeed thrive on the chemicals found on these unique and fascinating underwater features.

Underwater mountains rising thousands of feet from the sea floor. Scientists estimate that there are over 100,000 unexplored seamounts in the ocean.

The few studied have had stunning bio-diversity with up to 50 percent of the species being completely unique to each location.

As with previous suggestions, a little research into the dive sites you wish to visit will help you decide on a depth rating for your new Triton.