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1. Aquarius PAGE 1 OF 6
Aquarius Reef Base (1986) is deployed at a depth of 19 m (62 ft) off Key Largo, Florida. Aquarius is owned and operated by Florida International University for science and education projects. It can hold a crew of six aquanauts for extended periods. Aquarius was originally deployed off St. Croix (U.S. Virgin Islands).
2. Jules' Undersea Lodge PAGE 2 OF 6
Jules' Undersea Lodge (JUL) is an underwater hotel located in Key Largo, Florida. It is deployed at a depth of 9 m (30 ft) and is only accessible by scuba divers. In 2014, JUL hosted a record-breaking 73-day immersion by two aquanauts during Classroom Under The Sea. JUL is the former La Chalupa Research Laboratory.
3. Laboratorul subacvatic 1 (L.S.-1) PAGE 3 OF 6
The L.S.-1 Underwater Laboratory was deployed in Lake Bicaz, Romania, in 1967. It is still operated by the Salmo Ecological Diver Association (APES) of A.I. Cuza University. It is fixed to a mobile platform and can be positioned at variable depths above or below thermoclines to study captive fish behaviour for aquaculture.
4. Tektite PAGE 4 OF 6
The Tektite habitat was deployed at a depth of 16 m (52 ft) in Lameshur Bay (U.S. Virgin Islands) in 1969. Several records were established during successive scientific missions including the Man-in-the-Sea Project (Tektite I, 1969) when four aquanauts lived inside Tektite for 60 consecutive days.
5. Hydrolab PAGE 5 OF 6
The Hydrolab underwater research laboratory was deployed in the Bahamas by NOAA in 1970. Crews of up to four aquanauts conducted approximately 100 missions in the Bahamas until the mid 1970s, and then 80 missions at St. Croix, in the United States Virgin Islands from 1977 to 1985.
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