Richard Branson's new Virgin underwater plane

275x250.jpg Sir Richard Branson has revealed his latest Virgin vehicle -- an underwater plane capable of doing loop-the-loops.

The Necker Nymph is a three-person submarine which will use fighter jet technology to dive to depths of 35,000ft.

A £415,000 carbon-fibre winged prototype is already being produced, but plans are that the submersible will soon take tourists on deep sea tours to see ancient shipwrecks and 'fly' side-by-side with dolphins.

But it will come at a price, the Nymph will be rented out for £15,000 per week… but only available to those already hiring Sir Richard's luxury catamaran, the Necker Belle for £55,000.
With the flexibility to glide peacefully over glorious reefs or bank adventurously in 360 degree turns, the sub is hydrobatic.

Individual "wind shields" remove the pressure of slipstream, enabling comfortable speed and ranges previously unthinkable without enclosing the pilots.

The open cockpits afford near ideal 360 degree viewing for occupants, creating a uniquely open experience.

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