Mile Down Club

With new technology comes new opportunities. So you say your a member of the mile high club…but what about the reverse. Don’t worry neither am I or most. Why? First…I only have eyes for my wife who has never been in a submersible with me. Second…well frankly I am a big guy and…well I need room to operate. Apparently the recent market of luxury subs removes at least one of these barriers.

Manufacturers of some of the world’s most exclusive underwater conveyances are boasting of the sexual possibilities of submersible cabins equipped with “large panoramic viewports” that allow exhibitionists to indulge their fantasies in front of an audience of dolphins and lobsters.

Of course, new technology also brings new problems…horny dolphins.

Bruce Jones, president of US Submarines, a Seattle-based luxury builder, said he had heard of underwater romance being interrupted by curious dolphins. “Dolphins are easily excited when they sense people making love,” Jones said. “They get jealous and bang their noses on the windows.”

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Craig McClain is the Assistant Director of Science for the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center, a National Science Foundation supported initiative. He has conducted deep-sea research for 20 years and published over 50 papers in the area. He has participated in and led dozens of oceanographic expeditions taken him to the Antarctic and the most remote regions of the Pacific and Atlantic. Craig’s research focuses on how energy drives the biology of marine invertebrates from individuals to ecosystems, specifically, seeking to uncover how organisms are adapted to different levels of carbon availability, i.e. food, and how this determines the kinds and number of species in different parts of the oceans. Craig’s research has been featured on National Public Radio, Discovery Channel, Fox News, National Geographic and ABC News. In addition to his scientific research, Craig also advocates the need for scientists to connect with the public and is the founder and chief editor of the acclaimed Deep-Sea News (, a popular ocean-themed blog that has won numerous awards. His writing has been featured in Cosmos, Science Illustrated, American Scientist, Wired, Mental Floss, and the Open Lab: The Best Science Writing on the Web. His forthcoming book, Science of the South (, connects cultural icons of South such as pecan pie with the science behind them.

4 comments on “Mile Down Club
  1. Ah well – if the dolphins can see than you aren’t going to be in the mile under club anyway. I have way too many going down lines running through my head from this story… aaagh!

  2. I don’t know how dolphins are about this sort of thing, but a few years back I was doing my old lady on a beach out by Point Reyes, when I looked up and there was this seal watching. Intently. The damn thing just kind of sat there bobbing in place about thirty feet out for several minutes until I told my girl to look up, at which point she let out a holler of consternation and scared the critter off.

  3. You don’t have to be rich to get a ride in a submarine…
    Check out Stanley Submarines in Roatan, Honduras.

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