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:: Deep-sea submersibles - A Selection of the Best
Deep-diving submersibles have opened up the abyss for exploration. Among the best known are the iconic submersible Alvin and the twin Russian Mir submersibles, and their respective mother-ships, the research vessels RV Atlantis II and the RV Akademik Keldysh.

The photos below are a select few from our Deep-sea submersible gallery - to view the complete collection please visit the Deep-sea submersible Gallery

Alvin
Deep-sea Submersible ALVIN
A scientist removes samples from ALVIN's 'basket' after a dive.
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Alvin
Deep-sea Submersible ALVIN
Alvin prepares to dive into the abyss
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Alvin launch
Waiting to Dive in Alvin
The submersible Alvin at first light. It is being prepared for a dive into the abyss.
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Alvin
Deep-sea Submersible ALVIN
Scientists leave Alvin after a dive into the deep sea.
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Alvin
Deep-sea Submersible ALVIN
Alvin being retrieved aboard its mothership, Atlantis
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Alvin
Deep-sea Submersible ALVIN
Alvin has returned to the surface after diving to hydrothermal vents 2.5 kilometres deep
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View the complete collection in our Deep-sea submersible Gallery


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