Licence to thrill
There’s a reason the Deepflight Dragon looks like something a reluctant Q might hand over to an enthusiastic James Bond; the high-tech mini submarine operated by 007 in the 1981 film For Your Eyes Only was created by the founder of Deepflight, Graham hawkes. this two-seater submersible, however, is better for marvelling at marine life than tracking down bad guys and beautiful girls. and you don’t need 007’s technical dexterity; it’s so easy to operate, anyone can do it. rather than flooding tanks with water like a conventional submarine, four rotors gently drive the submersible below the surface, up to 120 metres, while two rear rotors propel the vessel, which manoeuvres much like an aircraft. the controls are intuitive and simple. Because the craft is buoyant, if anything goes wrong you’ll simply float to the surface.