Safety

From the very inception of SeaBird, it was clear that it could never be successful in the marketplace unless it was to be made as safe as possible-so safe that even those with no underwater knowledge or experience would be able to safely operate SeaBird with a minimum of training.

The result has been an underwater vessel offering unparalleled layers of protection.

Collision Avoidance

Collision Protection

Life Support

Other Safety Features



Collision Avoidance
SeaBird comes with a sonar system that displays potential underwater obstacles to protect you during conditions of reduced visibility. Choose from a variety of upgrades including a GPS feed (available with datalink package) with underwater terrain database.

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Collision Protection
SeaBird houses a proprietary energy absorbing crumple zone to protect the sub's pressurized section in the event of a collision. SeaBird also makes use of Kevlar (the same material that is used in bullet-proof vests) in the forward portion of its shell to protect the pressure section from damage.

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Life Support
SeaBird uses an advanced, novel system, developed within AquaVenture WaterCrafts that would supply breathable air to its occupants for at least 8 hours, in the event of an emergency. Though extremely unlikely, if ever necessary, SeaBird includes an external port that will accept a standard SCUBA tank, which can extend breathable air for its occupants indefinitely, with tanks traded out at suitable intervals.

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Other Features
**Positive buoyancy means that if the towing vessel ever quits towing, for whatever reason, SeaBird will automatically surface.
**The pressurization limits of the hull's steel hull pressure section are four times allowable depth, a safety margin higher than any known submersible.
**A computer monitors all electronic systems and warns the pilot of most out of tolerance parameters. The computer will also warn the pilot of most potential pilot errors.

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