Ortega's MK1C Can Take Occupants Underwater Despite an Open Top

By: Joey Haar - Oct 27, 2016
References: ortega-submersibles & dezeen
Ortega, a Dutch design and technology company, has created the MK1C, a personal electric submersible for professionals in marine industries. Specifically, the versatile watercraft is ideal for marine biologists, underwater archaeologists, and special forces units.

According to Ortega, the small, kayak-shaped submarine is the fastest underwater vehicle in the world. Beyond raw speed, the vehicle is also perfectly designed to help its operators with niche tasks. Part of that design convenience comes from the MK1C's open top. Just like a kayak, operators are exposed when riding in the vehicle. As such, they can easily exit and re-enter whenever they need to tend to a task, whether topside or underwater.

The MK1C is powered by four large electric batteries, giving it enough power to transport three divers without sacrificing its relatively high speeds.