Fastest human-propelled submarine [1 crew | no propeller]

Last updated: July 14, 2018 at 18:46 pm

OMER 11 | 4.94 knots (9.15 kph / 5.68 mph) — OMER 11 is a one-person submarine designed and built by the École de technologie supérieure (ETS) of l’Université du Québec à Montréal. It is the first human-powered hybrid submarine with two different propulsion systems that can be changed between races. The record was set on July 13, 2018, during the European International Submarine Races at the QinetiQ Ocean Basin in Gosport, England.

PREVIOUS RECORD: OMER 6 | 4.92 knots (9.11 kph / 5.66 mph) — Pilot: David Barry, June 2009. OMER 6 is a one-person submarine without a propeller designed and built by the École de technologie supérieure (ETS) Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM). The record was set during the 2009 International Submarine Races (ISR) at the Naval Surface Warfare Center near Bethesda, Maryland.

Club Omer de l’ÉTS (École de technologie supérieure) | UQAM
European International Submarine Races

Please note that comments are moderated: (1) Stay on topic (2) Be respectful (3) Refrain from vulgarity and abusive language (4) Do not make personal complaints about a person’s character, business, work or associations (5) Do not publish materials that violate copyright. OFFENDING COMMENTS WILL BE DELETED.
If you have claim to a diving or underwater record or first, if you know of a significant first or record not listed here, or if you can demonstrate that any of the information on this website is false or outdated, please complete the form on the record submission page.
In order to ensure your browsing experience is as enjoyable as possible, banners are kept to an absolute minimum, which means that advertising revenues alone cannot sustain this 100% FREE publication. Researching and updating the Diving Almanac requires a lot of time and dedication. If you believe the diving community needs a central body of information to record, validate and make available our shared history and accomplishments, please show your support by making a contribution to the Diving Almanac via PayPal (Porbeagle Press). Thank you!