DEEP-C is a two-person Ocean Pearl Submersible from SEAmagine Hydrospace Corp. Built in 2010, DEEP-C is rated to depths of 330 meters.
DEEP-C offers an excellent field of view to its occupants and allows for easy entry and exit thru its clamshell opening canopy. Carrying a fly out mini ROV from Seabotix and an HD camera/recording system every dive can be fully documented.
The Ocean Pearl acrylic cabin is a clamshell design that fully opens for easy access to the cockpit. The vessel can be launched unmanned and floats high above the waterline when maneuvering on the surface. The external joystick control system allows the crew to drive the submersible at the surface without opening the cockpit until the vessel is secured to the dock or support vessel. Between dives a regular scuba tank is replaced to replenish the flotation air ballast system.
The Ocean Pearl’s life support system includes a large re-breather with CO2 scrubbers and O2 replenishment that maintains a 1 atmosphere pressure inside the cabin at all times with normal breathing levels. There is a 72-hour reserve built into the life support system and essential systems. Mission time is six hours.