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Professional dives

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 from 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 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.

Lighting and camera system
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 a sliding horizontal bar will allow to attach lights, cameras and sensors. Front acrylic window provides extraordinary transparency and no image deformation or refraction. This allows to make filming or photography with professional cameras from inside the pressure hull, with full control of equipment by the professional, and no dependence of external housings (which can limit optics and camera controls).