When a day at the beach, lounging on the water’s edge, loses its appeal, the next logical step is to head into the waves. But what if you’re not a strong swimmer, or the thought of risking the depths to spy some of the world’s most enchanting creatures is a little beyond your comfort zone? Then Raonhaje’s Ego is your answer. The “world’s first compact semi-submarine,” the Ego allows its users (current models offer space for only two passengers) to enjoy the beauty under the water without getting a single hair wet.
Boasting a maximum speed of 4.9 knots, with enough electrical power to run for up to eight hours, the Ego is constructed with 20 mm acrylic glass in its main compartment, allowing the user a window to the undersea world. Operation is simple—forward, neutral, and back—and the upper deck offers space for sunbathing or fishing. The Ego’s main website promises that the semi-submarine is environmentally friendly and easy to escape from should an emergency present itself.