“Another world”, “another dimension”, “surreal”, “once in a lifetime experience”, “unbelievable” are just some of the reactions heard from our flight school guests during last week’s CLERC Underwater Flight Discovery tour in magnificent Vancouver, B.C. At the controls: a lively group of press and media bloggers (and our very own CEO) who jumped at the opportunity to learn how to fly underwater compliments of CLERC Watches and Sub Aviator Systems.
Less than one hundred humans have had an opportunity to experience this in the history of mankind. Judging from the looks on their faces after that first dive, it’s an experience they will not soon forget [VIDEO].
This two-day odyssey started July 16th with a hearty breakfast and a full tour of the Nuytco factory where the submersibles are designed and manufactured. Nuytco founder Phil Nuytten personally led the visit. After a quick lunch, all our student pilots hopped into both cockpit pods of the SuperAviator exploration machines for a complete rundown of all the systems including life support, communication, and navigation.
The next day July 17th started bright and early at dawn as everyone met up for the quick trip down to Sunset Marina. SuperAviator and a full operations crew was there waiting for everyone to take the controls. After a brief pre-flight check, each of our guests got a chance to experience underwater flight sitting right behind Chief Pilot John Jo Lewis.
How long did each dive last? About an hour according to the official Hydroscaph Central Chronograph CHY-585 that was strapped to the outside dashboard to chronograph each dive helping keep everything on time and on record. Thanks to our guest and now certified underwater pilot Justin Mastine-Frost for the amazing Hydroscaph shots during the event! What did it feel like from the pilot’s perspective? Underwater flight student Justin Mastine-Frost filmed it live here! [VIDEO].
Two companies – CLERC and Sub Aviator Systems – resulting in one team, one vision, and the never-ending quest for exploration, innovation, and pushing the limits. This is the unique partnership our guests had a chance to experience recently in Vancouver. CLERC is proud to be defining a brand new segment of the luxury market with its own line of personal luxury submersibles. For more information about Orcasub and how you too can discover underwater flight from the comforts of your own personal luxury submersible, click here.