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Gallery: DeepFlight Submarine 'Flies' Underwater

Underwater Exploration

DeepFlight Super Falcon Submersible

(Image credit: David Bush)

The DeepFlight Super Falcon is a two-seater, winged submersible that enables passengers to "fly" underwater. The submarine is developed by California-based Hawkes Ocean Technologies.

Here are photos from previous Super Falcon expeditions.

Nose Down

DeepFlight Super Falcon Diving Underwater

(Image credit: Hawkes Ocean Technologies)

A Super Falcon submersible dives underwater.

Ocean Explorer

DeepFlight Super Falcon Explores Reef

(Image credit: Hawkes Ocean Technologies)

A Super Falcon submersible explores an underwater reef, off the coast of San Francisco, Calif.

Pristine Waters

DeepFlight Super Falcon Off Tonga

(Image credit: Tony Wu)

A DeepFlight Super Falcon is pictured underwater, off the coast of Tonga.

Dive!

Super Falcon Submersible Dives Underwater

(Image credit: Hawkes Ocean Technologies)

Two passengers dive underwater in a DeepFlight Super Falcon submersible.

Positively Buoyant

DeepFlight Super Falcon Surfaces

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A Super Falcon submersible returns to the surface, in the waters off the coast of San Francisco, Calif.

Cockpit View

DeepFlight Super Falcon Cockpit

(Image credit: David Bush)

A view inside the DeepFlight Super Falcon's cockpit.

Over and Out

DeepFlight Super Falcon Being Lowered Into Water

(Image credit: Hawkes Ocean Technologies)

A Super Falcon submersible is lowered into the water.

Submarine Set-up

DeepFlight Super Falcon On Deck

(Image credit: Hawkes Ocean Technologies)

Officials prepare a DeepFlight Super Falcon submersible for a dive in the waters surrounding San Francisco, Calif.

Full Frontal

DeepFlight Super Falcon Front View

(Image credit: David Bush)

The front of the Super Falcon submersible.

Denise Chow
Denise Chow is the Assistant Managing Editor at Live Science. Before joining the Live Science team in 2013, she spent two years as a staff writer for Space.com, where she wrote about rocket launches and covered NASA's final three space shuttle missions. A Canadian transplant, Denise has a bachelor's degree from the University of Toronto, and a master's degree in journalism from New York University.