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Karl Stanley

ROATAN INSTITUTE OF DEEPSEA EXPLORATION
Roatán, Islas De La Bahia, Honduras
Karl got the idea to make a submersible when he was 9 years old and started construction of his first vehicle when he was 15 years old.  This winged, gliding sub made it´s maiden voyage the same week he graduated college. It went on to make over 550 dives in 3 countries and paved the way for the construction of his latest vessel, Idabel.



Karl has been taking tourists, film-makers and scientists on dives up to half a mile deep off the island of Roatan, Honduras since 1998.  This is the longest operating and deepest diving operation of it´s kind.



Karl is continually frustrated with the logistics of cost-effective deep ocean exploration and strongly believes a diesel electric sub capable of extended missions is the ultimate solution.