Underwater vessel being built in Fiji
December 5, 2012 6:21 pm
Fiji’s first ever locally made semi-submersible or underwater vessel is taking shape in Nadi.
Owner and Director of South Sea Sub, Rob Moigg says it’s being built to give visitors a whole new tourism experience.
He says semi-submersibles have always been very small and cramped but this would be the longest in the world at 18 metres.
“No one has ever really done this on this scale before its exciting for Fiji it’s the first of its kind in the world as well…it’s a great place and Fiji Tourism has exploded over the last few years and we see it going a lot further and we want to be here for that and this one is not just about tourism it’s about experience bring something that no one has seen before.”
The material has been brought in from the United States and is being built at Marine Power & Services/Copra Boats shipyard at Wailoaloa in Nadi.
A semi submersible is capable of sailing underwater.
The inaugural sail is expected on March 1st 2013.