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Eating Lunch 14,000 Feet Below Sea Level

Meals on Alvin are simple, for good reason.

Lunch requires some special considerations aboard Alvin, the United States’ deepest diving manned submersible vessel. Inside Alvin, dives can last up to nine hours, and since the vessel lacks a bathroom, gastronomical distress among crewmembers could result in an aborted dive. Carl Wood, the steward of A/V Atlantis, makes special sandwiches to fuel the crew during their long trips below sea level.

In the video above, Atlas Obscura joins Alvin’s crew for lunch, 14,000 feet underwater.

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