After releasing air from her ballast tanks, she sinks freely, the ocean temperature decreases causing water to condense. By the end of the day,approximately 3 gallons of water accumulates in a sump during each dive. Nautile's lights which illuminate an area of about 50 feet are switched on when the submersible reaches the bottom, and its battery powered engines are started. The submersible can reach a speed of up till
1 1/2 knots on the ocean floor. Each member is able to view the ocean through thick plexiglass portholes with a circumference of about 7 inches.
|Titanic Discovered||Salvage Crew||It all began on 14/7/86...|