The World’s First Compact Semi-Submarine that Lets You Explore the Underwater is Called Penguin

This is Penguin the World’s First Compact Semi-Submarine that Lets You Explore the Marine Life Easier


Penguin is the world’s first compact semi-submarine that lets you explore the underwater without equipment.

If you didn’t get the chance to explore the marine life until now, you have a chance.

You can now have the chance to explore the underwater life of one of the best vacation spots in the world, the Sunny Side of Life, Maldives.

And you can do explore the marine life without having to get wet! How is this possible?

Thanks to Kihaad Malvides, you can explore the underwater life in the world’s first compact semi-submarine.

The company introduced the submarine first time in the entire history of Maldives Resorts.

 “The Penguin is a unique semi-submersible vehicle designed to take you into the underwater world with a level of safety and comfort previously unknown.”

Designed by Korean company Raonhaje, Penguin is made with a compact transparent compartment that hangs from the middle and stays below the surface of the water.

The unique vehicle almost resembles a regular boat and is made up of two floating hulls on either side of a plexi-glassed cabin, attached underneath.

With the help of this central cabin that comes with three large windows on the front and the side, one can explore the ocean floor without the hassles of getting wet.

This is Penguin the World’s First Compact Semi-Submarine that Lets You Explore the Marine Life Easier

This is Penguin the World’s First Compact Semi-Submarine that Lets You Explore the Marine Life Easier.


Further, while sports like scuba diving require expensive certification and training, sailing the waters in the Penguin is seamless and relatively cheaper.

Two floating hulls on both sides of the vessel and windows on three sides of the underwater cabin give a clear view of the water.

“It’s Fun” “It’s Safe” “it’s Penguin”


This is Penguin the World’s First Compact Semi-Submarine that Lets You Explore the Marine Life Easier

This is Penguin the World’s First Compact Semi-Submarine that Lets You Explore the Marine Life Easier ||


Not sure many of you know, but Kihaad Maldives is an isle of natural, extraordinary beauty. It is blessed with incredible sea life in their coastal area.

The luxury dive resorts’ main focus is exploring the underwater with great activities such as diving and snorkeling.

They offer special discounts and unique package deals with plenty of benefits for you to explore the underwater beauty of this five star resort.



It’s like having a 360-degree TV that only gets Nat Geo



We’re still discovering the mysteries of the ocean — an undertaking that, until now, required either A) a prohibitively expensive personal submarine, or B) a willingness to plunge a few stories underwater with scuba gear lashed to your back. But a South Korean company called Gocean has a new alternative for leisurely explorers: the newly released Penguin 2.0, the world’s first compact semi-submarine.


울산지역 수출유망중소기업 19개사 지정

(주)펭귄오션레저 수출 유망 중소기업 지정

울산중기청 지정증 수여


울산지방중소기업청(청장 권수용)은 15일 수출성장 가능성이 높은 울산지역 19개 중소기업을 올해 하반기 수출유망중소기업으로 선정하고 지정증 수여식을 개최했다.

울산중기청과 울산수출지원협의회는 32개 신청기업의 수출신장 가능성, 수출활동 수행능력, 기술성,재무 및 혁신성 등 수출지원센터의 현장평가 결과를 토대로 수출유망중소기업을 최종 지정했다.

이번에 선정된 기업은 (주)동진전기, 에이딕, 인프로이엔씨(주), 린노알미늄(주), (주)태극엔터프라이즈, 펭귄오션레저, 우사엠트레이딩(주), 신흥정공(주), 금오산업, 에스엠하이테크, 씨엔루브, (주)나우정공, (주)와이드윙스, (주)고션, 징코텍, (주)남정, 대경이엔씨(주), 티엔씨(주), 에이펙스씨앤엘 등 19개사다.

수출유망중소기업은 지정일로부터 2년간 수출지원사업 참여 우대, 금융 및 보증지원 우대, 금리 및 환거래조건 우대 등 각종 지원사업에서 혜택을 받게 된다.


Penguin Is The World’s First Compact Semi-Submarine

Penguin semi submarine

The wonderful thing in front of you is called Penguin, and it’s the first compact semi-submarine motor boat and probably the hottest new way of exploring the Maldives. Developed by Gocean, this semi-submarine aims to be another cool feature of the world’s premier resorts in the Maldives, Seychelles, and Chengdu in China, offering tourists a new way of relaxing and having fun.

This submersible is capable of diving, but it won’t remain entirely submerged below the water surface. That’s why we could say this Penguin would allow anyone to explore the undersea, even those people who are a little bit afraid of drowning or sinking. There are no complicated controls or operations either, thus allowing tourists full enjoyment of the fantastic underwater life.

Penguin semi submarine

Along with exploration under the sea, the Penguin also offers the possibility of fishing, snorkeling, scuba diving or sunbathing. And the best thing might be that this vessel is also eco friendly, using only an electric motor, which promises 8 hours of running, so it won’t discharge any pollutants, nor will it damage nature.

Penguin seems to be an inspired name for this semi-submersible, although these adorable creatures are more often seen in cold waters. I guess just a few of us would have the desire to explore them and experience the cold.

Penguin semi submarine 


link : luxatic


Ever wanted to see the amazing sights of the coral reefs beneath the surface of the Indian Ocean?

Don’t want to get wet?

No problem!

Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa has introduced an amazing underwater experience aboard the ‘Penguin’, extending the resort’s selection of exciting excursions. The first of it’s kind in the Maldives,  the semi-submarine called ‘Penguin’ gives guests the opportunity to explore the resort’s unique reef system. From dolphins and stingrays to reef sharks and sea turtles, guests will be able to discover the tropical sea life during this underwater adventure of a lifetime. Ideal for guests who are keen to stay dry, the Penguin is designed to transport passengers into the underwater world in safety and comfort. The mechanism is made up of two floating hulls on either side of a central cabin with a compact transparent compartment that hangs from the middle and stays below the surface of the water, offering an immersive undersea experience. The state-of-the-art vehicle seats 6-8 people – ideal for both families and couples wanting to spend quality time together in a small, private group.


link : hideaway beach resort & spa

Big Boys Toys 2016


레저용 반 잠수정 ‘펭귄’이  ‘Big Boys Toys’에 참가하게 되었습니다.

‘Big Boys Toys’는 아랍에미리트 수도 아부다비에서 열리는 전시는 중동의 최고급 라이프스타일 전시회로 중동 전역에서 최고 수준의 순 자산가들로 이루어진 방문객을 자랑하며, 40% 이상의 아랍에미리트인 들이 올해 전시회에 참석할 것으로 기대하고 있습니다.

장소 : 아부다비 국립전시센터( abu dhabi national exhibition center )

기간 : 11월 23일 – 11월 26일


Lily Beach Maldives Submarine

Why let the scuba divers and snorkellers have all the fun? It’s now possible to explore the stunning reefs of the Maldives without even getting wet.

Seated below the water level in our new semi-submarine you can watch the amazing marine life in air-conditioned comfort.

Coral reefs teeming with life, colourful reef fish, cheeky moray eels, graceful rays or hunting jackfish – which characters will be in your underwater tale? Every dive is different but each will be an experience to remember. Choose between a dive during daylight hours or at night, or simply take both and see how the reef changes depending on the time of day.

30 & 60 minute excursions are available both daytime and nightime trips.

It’s also possible to book a private 60 minute excursion with the Penguin semi-submarine.

We are looking forward to welcoming you onboard ‘Penguin’ very soon.

Click here to download the current fact sheet and price information.


link : lily beach resort & spa at huvahendhoo. maldives

Penguins in the tropics! New submarines offer tourists dry, underwater rides

Penguins in the tropics! New submarines offer tourists dry, underwater rides

The Penguin is a compact semi-submarine with two floating hulls, a central underwater cabin and three large windows, which makes a dry, up-close encounter with bright colourful fish swimming around the reefs at two metres deep possible.(Vanessa Lucas, Seychelles Tourism Board)


(Seychelles News Agency) – For sea lovers wanting to discover the amazing marine life in the vast ocean around the Seychelles islands, taking a plunge into the crystal clear waters is the way to go.

A snorkelling or diving expedition, however, is not everyone’s favourite thing to do, leaving those who are not willing to get their feet wet to choose other options.

While glass bottom boats have long been an ideal choice, locals and visitors to Seychelles will now be able to also choose a ‘penguin experience’ to explore the underwater world of the 115-island archipelago in the western Indian Ocean.

The Penguin is a compact semi-submarine with two floating hulls, a central underwater cabin and three large windows, which makes a dry, up-close encounter with bright colourful fish swimming around the reefs at two metres deep possible.

The St Anne Marine Park, located about 5 kilometres from the Seychelles main island, Mahé, and one of the most popular snorkelling spot in the island nation, provided the ideal setting for the launching of a pair of these semi-submarines on Tuesday.

The two compact semi-submarine pictured in the St Anne Marine Park on Tuesday. (Joena Bonnelame, Seychelles News Agency) Photo License: CC-BY


The venture is being undertaken by Creole Travel Services, a local tourism business of the JFAlbert Group of companies, in collaboration the HLB company, a South Korean firm specializing in the manufacture of lifeboats, including the Penguins.

“These Penguins have been launched in the Maldives. They have five of those and 60 percent of their clients are Chinese visitors, because they love to discover. So it’s something good for Seychelles, which is trying to develop the Chinese market, but also for other groups like families and children who cannot swim,” the general manager of Creole Travel services, Guillaume Albert, told SNA.

The collaboration between Creole Travel Services and South Korea’s HLB Company was initiated by the Seychelles Honorary Consul in South Korea, who is also the brains behind the 2008 Eco-Friendly Marathon, which has now become an annual event.

The small vessels are also eco-friendly, as their motors run on battery power.

“The battery can last for eight hours meaning we can have a full day or twin half day operations on a full charge,” Roland D’Offay the director of operations at the JFAlbert Group of companies told SNA.

D’Offay explained that the two Penguins have been brought in as  Creole Travel Services is in the process of replacing its aging fleet of glass bottom boats.

The initiative has been welcomed by the tourism authorities as an innovative way to increase tourismearnings.

“We need better yield from the Seychelles tourism industry. We can keep on bringing tourists but this will not increase the yield. To increase the yield we need facilities, we need activities. Bringing in the new Penguins is offering something new for the tourists,” the tourism minister Alain St Ange said on Tuesday.

Tourism minister Alain St Ange, tourism principal secretary Anne Lafortune, Seychelles Tourism Board CEO Sherin Naiken and Joe Albert who set up the Creole Travel Services (CTS) company in 1998 exploring the underwater world in one of the new ‘Penguins’. (Joena Bonnelame, Seychelles News Agency) Photo License: CC-BY

It is hoped that Seychellois and tourists alike would be interested, with Creole Travel Services planning to offer night excursions and include educational programmes on the outings, to create awareness about the Seychelles’ marine environment.

According to Albert, the cost of one of the semi-submarines is around $115,000. The fee to ride on the new Penguins, hasn’t been set yet. The penguins can carry 12 people at a time, eight on the main deck and four in the underwater cabin.


link : seychelles news agency

Seychelles National News Creole Travel Services brings ‘Penguins’ to Seychelles…

크리올 여행사가 세이셸로 ‘펭귄’을 데리고 왔다.

바다속을 보기위해 전문 장비를 착용 할 필요가 없으며 전문 교육을 필요로 하거나 깊은 바다의 경이로움을 감상할 수 있는 훌륭한 수영기술이 필요없다.

크리올 여행 서비스 (CTS)는 한국의 HBL 그룹과 공동으로 당신의 발이 젖지 않고 해저 세계를 감상 할 수 있는 새로운 방법을 제공한다.

CTS는 보트 역할을 하면서 다이빙 장비없이도 쉽게 수중탐험 할 수 있는 컴팩트한 친환경 반 잠수정인 펭귄 두척을 구매하였다.

이 새로운 친환경 제품 런칭이 세인트 앤 해양 공원에서 이번 주 화요일에 열렸다.

런칭행사에는 세이셸 문화관광부 장관 Alain St Ange, 관광청 비서실장 Anne Lafortune, 세이셸 관광청장 Sherin Naiken, 크레올 여행사 제너럴 매니저 Guillaume Albert 그리고 한국 세이셸 명예총영사 정동창 영사가 참석하였다.

이 ‘펭귄’은 HBL 그룹의 계열사 인 ‘Gocean’에 의해 개발되었다.

두척의 새로운 친환경 보트 ‘펭귄’은 전기 배터리로 구동되는 제품이며, 하루 종일 여행 (약 8 시간)이 운항이 가능하다.

또, ‘펭귄’은 9~12 명이 탑승가능하며, 최고 4 노트(KNOT)의  속도를 가지고 있다.

부드러운 운항이 가능한 전기 아웃 보드 모터를 사용하여 진정한 바다를 감상 할 수 있다.

알버트(Guillaume Albert)는 크레올 여행사(CTS)가 우리의 해양 환경과 우리의 수중 세계를 보존의 중요성에 대한 인식을 제고하겠다고 밝혔다.

장관 세인트 앤지(Alain St Ange)는 “ 세이셸은 더 나은 새로운 레저을 제공함으로써 관광 산업을 개발할 필요성이 있고, 세이셸을 방문하고자하는 관광객을 증가 시키기 위해 관광객 유치에 더 많은 창의성이 필요하며 더 많은 활동을 해야한다. 우리는 글라스 바틈 보트를 가지고 있으나 이제서야  ‘펭귄’을 가지게 되어 관광객이 해저의 아름다움을 즐길 수 있게 되었다“ 라고 말했다.

정동창 명예총영사는 “ ‘펭귄’이 지역 주민과 관광객들에게 더 멋진 바닷속 비밀을 알 수 있게 할 것 이며, 수영이나 스쿠버 다이버 기술을 배울 걱정이나 바다 상황 및 안전을 걱정할 필요 없게 되었다. 또한 ‘펭귄’은 스스로 물속에 들어갈수 없는 아이에서부터 노약자에 이르기까지 모든 이들이 바다속을 누릴수 있게 해주며, 아름다운 바다속 세상을 볼수 있기 때문에 세이셸을 위한 완벽한 제품이다“ 라고 말했다.

링크 : 뉴스 링크 (Seychelles NATION)

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You do not need to wear specialised equipment to view under the sea. Neither do you require professional training nor do you have to be an excellent swimmer to admire the wonders of the deep.

Creole Travel Services (CTS), in collaboration with the HBL group from South Korea, offers you a new way to admire the undersea world without getting your feet wet!

The company has brought in two ‘Penguins’, a compact semi-submersible vessel which makes it easy to explore underwater without any diving equipment while concurrently functioning as a boat.

The launch of the new eco-friendly product took place on Tuesday this week in the St Anne Marine Park.

Present at the launch were the Minister for Tourism and Culture Alain St Ange, principal secretary (PS) for tourism Anne Lafortune, the chief executive of the Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) Sherin Naiken, the general manager of CTS Guillaume Albert, the honorary consul general of Seychelles in Korea Dong Chang Jeong, among other guests.

‘Penguin’ has been developed by ‘Gocean’, which is an affiliate of HBL group.

The two new eco-friendly vessels are battery powered, enabling a full-day excursion (about eight hours) at sea.

‘Penguin’ can carry 9 to 12 persons, and has a maximum speed of four knots; it uses electric outboard motors that enables for a soft ride and enjoys the calm seas.

Mr Albert stated that CTS wants to raise awareness of our marine environment and of the importance of conserving our underwater world.

Minister St Ange said Seychelles needs to better develop the tourism sector by providing new activities.

“To increase the capacity of tourists who come to visit Seychelles, we need more creativity, more activities to keep attracting them. We have glass-bottom boats, and today we have ‘Penguin’, so that tourists can enjoy the beauty of the undersea,” he said.

Mr Dong Chang Jeong said the ‘Penguins’ will enable local people and tourists to have a better view of the sea’s secrets.

“You don’ have to worry about learning how to scuba dive and swim, sea currents and safety. Penguins can take anyone – from babies to very senior – who cannot dive by themselves. This is a perfect product for Seychelles because you have a beautiful underwater world,” he said

He added that the launch of ‘Penguin’ this year is also very meaningful, as this year Seychelles and South Korea are celebrating 40 years of diplomatic relations.

The accompanying photos were taken during the launch event.

Link : News Link (Seychelles NATION)

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