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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Virgin Oceanic is Branson's Next Great Frontier

We realize submarines are clearly not cars, but the blog is called MotoArigato, or "Motors, thank you!" so we are making the editorial decision to include pretty much anything that meets two criteria; (1) it must have a motor and (2) it must be badass.  

Richard Branson, never content just being the guy who makes "The Most Interesting Man In the World" envious, has announced his next futuristic project following the success of Virgin Airlines and Virgin Galactic.  Branson's interest in deep sea exploration has launched the Virgin Oceanic single-person submersible that will allow him to dive to the deepest depths of five oceans including the Mariana Trench in the Pacific, the Atlantic's Puerto Rico Trench and South Sandwich Trench, Molly Deep in the Arctic Ocean & Diamantina Trench in the Indian Ocean.  Branson will share diving duties with his partner and fellow explorer, Chris Welch.

In typical Branson style he alluded to an interest in also producing a larger sub that would be capable of shuttling tourists to the ocean floors, but hopefully not within range of Davey Jone's Locker.

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