The manned submersible ICTINEU 3 of ICTINEU Submarins S.L. has started a series of dives into the waters of the Test Site of the Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands, using the functionalities of the facility during its first Atlantic open water operation.
The ICTINEU 3 was moved from the harbour of Taliarte (Telde – Gran Canaria) to the Oceanic Platform, where the dives are taking place in order to film the Test Site submarine slope area located in between 200 and 400 meters.
Actually, the ICTINEU 3 is one of the ten submarines capable of reaching the greatest depths of the sea and the second in the European Union.
ICTINEU Submarins S.L. is a company that was created in Barcelona in 2007 in order to develop and build a manned submersible for greatest depths for intervention services and scientific diving.
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 incorporates several innovations that make it a cutting-edge new tool for underwater observation and work such as innovation in stainless-steel materials for an insuperable volumen, a first certified lithium-polymer battery system for high power and high-energy capacity, a huge acrylic dome to withstand depths under 1000m or improvements in ergonomics and design in work class submersibles. Moreover, it has a reduced weight for easy operation from most research vessels (5.300 kg), a reduced size for easy transportation to diving place (it fits in a 20 feet container) and a high power and high energy capacity (any mission can be performed with no limitation of energy regardless the instrumentation/lighting being used).