Branson and the underwater world
British businessman Richard Branson in addition is a great adventurer and one of the richest people in the world. In his next adventure he will try to discover some new secrets of the underwater world. Together with the American pilot and researcher Chris Welshom and submarine designer Graham Hawkes British businessman Richard Branson will introduce Virgin Oceanic, a project that was created in order to explore the greatest depths of the Earth.
They plan to dive to five deepest points of terrestrial oceans (Pacific, Atlantic, Indian, Southern and Arctic Ocean). The first dive will be on the ocean deepest point, namely the Mariana Trench that is located less than 11 kilometers under the sea.
The submarine that looks like a plane with their passengers will not only be allow to touch the bottom but also to roam about ten kilometers around.
So far there was no submarine that people could take to the depth of the Virgin Oceanic and represents a real scientific achievement, and this one is made of carbon fiber and titanium, and it can dive up to 11 kilometers and stay there up to 24 hours.