If you are an aqua- buff who wouldn’t miss a chance to dive into water, Kihaad Maldives, a luxury resort in Baa Atoll has devised the perfect gift for you. Say hello to Penguin: the brands compact semi-submarine that takes you into the underwater world with a level of unimaginable safety and comfort. It is also the world’s first such submarine to be introduced in the Maldives resort.
While water sports like scuba diving and snorkeling promise you a good view of the aquatic life, they come with their own set of challenges. This is where crafts such as the Penguin come in. The unique vehicle almost resembles a regular boat and is made up of two floating hulls on either side of a plexi-glassed cabin, attached underneath. With the help of this central cabin that comes with three large windows on the front and the side, one can explore the ocean floor without the hassles of getting wet. Further, while sports like scuba diving require expensive certification and training, sailing the waters in the Penguin is seamless and relatively cheaper.
The latest version of the semi-submarine: The Penguin 2.0 comes is dual types – electric and outboard. The main difference between the two lies in their propulsion types, with the former making use of an electric motor and the latter using a gasoline powered engine. This unique water vehicle can seat anywhere between 4 to 12 people in total, depending on its version. Here’s another incentive to plan a trip to the Maldives!