Underwater habitats in service (2020)

Last updated: January 21, 2020 at 3:02 am

Aquarius Reef Base (USA) Launch date: 1986; Operated by: National Undersea Research Center (NURC), National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), University of North Carolina at Wilmington (UNCW); Crew: 6; Maximum operating depth: 36.58 m (120 ft); Location: Florida; Average daily operating cost: $10,000 USD per day.

L.S.-1 Underwater Laboratory (Romania) Launch date: 1968; Operated by: SALMO Ecological Divers Association – A.I. Cuza University, Iasi; Location: Lake Bicaz; Depth: Variable (Fixed on mobile platform)

MarineLab Undersea Laboratory (USA) Launch date: 1984; Operated by: Marine Resources Development Foundation; Location: Key Largo, Florida; Depth: 8.23 m (27 ft).

Jules’ Undersea Lodge (USA) Launch date: 1971 (La Chalupa Habitat); Operated by: Marine Resources Development Foundation; Location: Key Largo Undersea Park; Depth: 6.4 m (21 ft).

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