The concept appears very suitable for a quiet sea; what about the possibilities of observations if the sea is agitated even one bit?
Naval architecture of the boat was designed to ensure maximum stability which jusitfié including the passage of a catamran format trimaran, the nacelle ballasted underwater acting as a sea anchor which stabilizes the craft. It goes without saying that from a certain agitation of the sea, none of these devices is not enough to ensure sufficient comfort to users. Computer simulations give a limit to a greater than 1m swell. From that point, it should simply be donning flippers and diving equipment docked leaving the platypus, or rise to the surface position and use the Platypus as a surface craft that features navigability excellent even by relatively high sea.
The floats are designed to ensure maximum stability and underwater pod acts as a sea anchor which stabilizes the craft. It goes without saying that from a certain agitation of the sea, none of these devices is not enough to ensure sufficient comfort to users. Computer simulations give a limit to a greater than 30 cm swell. From that point, it should simply be donning flippers and diving equipment, or rise to the surface position and use the Platypus as a surface vessel which has an excellent seaworthiness even relatively high sea.
Are there a stabilizing device and the machine eventually allowing the passenger to leave temporarily to continue if only because snorkeling dive a few meters and find the sensation of total immersion that only provides snorkeling ?
The Platypus is first of all a boat. And a good one! It can be moored or anchored simply. Meanwhile the user or users can go swimming, snorkeling or diving. Dailleurs the platypus is an ideal diving platform for divers true: we can equip directly under the water, put his dive tank already immersed and from then on an adventure without wearing his bottle on the back or walk with palms.
It would also allow users to change their exercise yards in places because it seems that the vision of the one in the back is very poor compared to front This brings me to another question. That driver? one front or behind?
On the prototype the driver sits front. With the experience of the prototype, we have positioned for the standard version the driverat the rear slightly elevated compared with its 4 passengers seated at the front. It can monitor its constantly passengers and ensure that everything is under control. An important point in diving. Provided you have the right to drive a boat everyone can control the