NELVIK NORSK SUBMARINES
Our operations to date have been a mixture of scientific research, underwater leisure, commercial activities, and subsea filming.
Recent contracts have been to take a four man film crew to a sunken battleship at 300ft (100m) in the Baltic Sea (off Russia) as part of an underwater documentary programme. Two of the original survivors (now aged eighty years old), dove in the submarine with us, to visit the wreck and lay a wreath in memory of the four hundred men who drowned in 1944.
The ultimate monster hunt, gained International publicity, and attracted large numbers of submarine passengers from all over the world.
The Windermere Submarine Project, an eighteen-month shipwreck hunt in Lake Windermere, England, followed this 2 Year programme. Again, the project gained major publicity, and offered the unique combination of scientific research and educational tourism. More recently NelvikSilvercrest placed a ten-passenger tourist submarine (T-sub) in the Indian Ocean.
NelvikSilvercrest owns and operates the deep diving submersible Taurus. This superb submarine has an operational depth of 1500ft (500m), and offers excellent viewing facilities through large 36-inch diameter viewports. In addition the Taurus submersible has a very large payload, and is fitted with external lights, a seven function manipulator, sonar, and tracking equipment. A wide range of cameras, scientific instrumentation, and tools, can also be fitted to meet the demands of different underwater tasks.
NelvikSilvercrest acquired two Mergo tourist submarines (T-subs). These submarines are designed to carry ten passengers / one pilot, and have an operational depth of 300ft (100m). The Mergo submarines offer excellent internal comfort and viewing facilities, with and two large domed viewports for the pilot and each passenger having an individual 16- inch panoramic viewport. Certification is by DNV.
To support the demand from film companies, scientific research groups, and salvage companies, NelvikSilvercrest provides two Spider Atmospheric Diving Suits. These one-man diving suits were built in England by Slingsby Ltd, and have an operational depth of 2000ft (600m). The units are lightweight, easy to transport to remote dive sites, and can be fitted with a range of underwater tools, lights and cameras. Certification is by Lloyds.
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