Roatan Institute of Deepsea Exploration
Roatan Institute of Deepsea Exploration, or RIDE, aims to be the premier organization offering regular folks cost-effective access to a deep-water environment. If you can get past the fact that Captain Nemo Karl Stanley had no engineering experience when he made his submersible — and that he set up shop in Honduras because it lacks strict regulations for homemade subs — then the $900 price tag for a ride to 2,000 feet in the sub “Idabel” is sure to please. Worrywarts rest assured: Stanley has been taking tourists to deeper depths than any other operator for more than a decade, and there is no record of anyone anywhere in the world ever dying in a tourist submarine.
Next Voyage: RIDE offers a flexible schedule of dives that you can book most days of the year. More info at stanleysubmarines.com.
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