Patent Number: 8,869,724

Title: System and method for underwater observation

Abstract: A system that incorporates teachings of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a water vehicle including a deck that accommodates a group of passengers above a waterline and an observation gondola accommodating the group of passengers below the waterline. The access between the observation gondola and the deck is provided by way of an aperture in a top of the observation gondola. The observation gondola includes a transparent floor and walls allowing the group of passengers to enjoy an underwater experience without exposure to the water and while maintaining an unobstructed panoramic view of the underwater environment. The underwater observation gondola can include a substantially open top, which may include a sun screen or weather protective cover. The open top exposes the observation gondola to fresh air, while alleviating any claustrophobic sensations as might otherwise be experienced by passengers during underwater observation. Other embodiments are disclosed.

Inventors: von der Goltz; Harold Joachim Freiherr (Key Biscayne, FL)

Assignee: Canopy Enterprises, Inc.

International Classification: B63B 35/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2018-10-28 0:00:00