Guy travels 100 nautical miles in a pedal powered submarine

Well this is one for the record books. If he makes it. Athlete Llyod Godson crosses the Ionian sea, replicating the journey of the mythical Odysseus from Corfu to Ithaca. That’s roughly 100 nautical miles with him traveling 8 km/hour pedaling.

The sojourn started in September ’09 and he has completed the first leg a month later on October ’09. That’s phase 1. This January, he’s off to phase two of the journey and from his Twitter account (we’re not sure if its really him or the PR guy updating it) there’s been radio silence since the 4th.

Godson, an aquanot, adventurer and athlete paddles at 90-minute sessions at a time with a Galileo LUNA computer mounted directly in front of him. The computer tells him if he’s paddling too hard, among many other things. Llyod uses an Everflex wetsuit, again sponsored by Scubapro which is a special need in this case as he is continuously pedaling

Obviously laden with a ton of sponsorships from Scubapro (they make dive geear) and UWATEC (they make dive computers), Lloyd paddles an Omer 6″ human powered flooding submarine, meaning that the hull isn’t pressurized, and that he uses the power of his legs to make the thing move underwater.

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