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The ICTINEU 3 is a new generation manned submersible, with a powerful state-of-the-art battery package that can drive up to 20 miles underwater. This exceptional range is achieved through exacting hydrodynamics and vehicle efficiency making ICTINEU 3 a safe and excellent tool for underwater exploration, scientific research and underwater intervention.


The ICTINEU 3 submersible is a 3-person vehicle rated to 1200m and it is among the top 10 deepest (active) submersibles in the world. It offers an unobstructed view of the seabed thanks to a big acrylic window 1.5m in diameter at the very front of the vehicle. ICTINEU 3 will be launched under GL A5 classification.

We can provide any diving service with ICTINEU 3 with a mission profile based on 1 pilot and 2 observers.
A standard mission profile is considered for up to 8 hours, but a 10 hours mission can be run if desired.
Space in the cockpit is big enough to take a professional camera inside and take profit of the big acrylic window with no need for underwater cameras.
Additional underwater cameras and lighting can be installed under request anyway.
We can install on board any instrument and equipment provided by the client in a quick and easy way. Manipulators and basked can be installed under request as well.
Laptop and other devices can be plugged inside the submersible for long missions work.
High power and high energy capacity: any mission can be performed with no limitation of energy regardless the instrumentation and lighting being used.

Do not hesitate to ask about the possibilities for your new research project or your underwater intervention needs.

ICTINEU 3 main facts

  • Reduced weight for easy operation from most research vessels, 5.300 kg.
  • Reduced size for easy transportation to diving place, fits in a 20 feet container.
  • Passengers can go in/out when the vehicle is up in the water surface.
  • High power and high energy capacity: any mission can be performed with no limitation of energy regardless the instrumetation/lighting being used.
  • Facility and capacity to upload/install any instrument or sensor from the client.
  • Able to travel up to 20 miles underwater.
  • Huge field of view for photography and video recording, unobstructed.
  • Long dives + comfort + high operability + safety are possible.

Sensors Platform

Ictineu 3 is equipped with a sensors platform, easy to plug and play.
Outside pressure hull:

  • Capacity: 18 shielded twisted pairs, 1A capacity each, for client-provided instrumentation.
  • Power: 12VDC and 24VDC in series.
  • Junction box: oil filled, pressure tolerant, with 4 x 8pin Subconn Micro connectors (large range of sensors and equipment configuration: 12V, +24V, GND, Series port type RS232 or RS485, ETHERNET, analogue signal, etc.).
  • Glands option with direct access to distribution board.

Inside pressure hull:

  • Direct access to distribution board.
  • Payload: 300kg that can be distributed between instrumentation and sample/objects collection.
  • CTD and multi-parametric probe will be always mounted on board an continuously logging data.
  • Information recorded during the mission and during the ascent and descent along the water column will be available to the scientific community after each dive.

Window, Lighting and camera system

The front acrylic window provides extraordinary transparency and without deformation or refraction of images. This allows you to shoot or photograph with professional cameras from within the pressure helmet, with total control of the team by the professional, and without dependence on the external housings. Two vertical bars in the bow have the double function of protecting the acrylic dome and at the same time to provide a rail system where are lights anchored..


  • 4K Sony FDR-AX33 Camera
  • Anchor for professional camera at the center of the acrylic dome
  • Lighting system installed on external arc bars, with re-positioning, if needed, led lights.


Manipulator ECA 5e

After 2018 ICTINEU-3 is provided with a Manipulator model ECA 5e , Commanded from the interior of the submersible

Manipulator’s Specs:

  • Range radius: 1,5m
  • 5 degrees of Freedom
  • 360 full rotational Clamp
  • 10mm cable cutting Shear
  • Installed with Self-ejecting emergency ability



Take a look at the Ictineu-3′s past missions, You will see it’s efficiency and versatility


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Transportabilitat Ictineu 3

Transportabilitat Ictineu 3

2018 LakeGarda Promare

2018 LakeGarda Promare


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