About Pisces VI Submarine
Providing Access to the World's Oceans
PISCES VI Submarine SL is a company originally funded in the USA in 2015 and moved to Spain in 2020. It is located in Tenerife, in the Canary Islands.
Image: Credits to Daniel López, El Cielo de Canarias.
Vision & Mission Statement
Pisces VI Submarine will revitalize the human spirit of deep ocean exploration
Pisces VI Submarine provides the most affordable access to deep ocean exploration
2,180 meters (7,155 ft)
Pisces VI Submarine can dive in
any place of the world
1 pilot and up to 3 passengers
8 nominal hours (up to 14h maximum)
Immerse Yourself in Our History
Pisces VI was built in 1976 by International Hydrodynamics Corporation, ltd. (HYCO) in Vancouver, B.C. Canada. The Pisces VI was originally planned to be sold to the Soviet Union, but pressure from the United States halted the sale and the vehicle was kept by HYCO for contract services.
The first contract dives were off the coast of California searching for radioactive waste that was believed to be contaminating the ocean. After that the submarine started a long career on the ship “Twin drill” for offshore oil drilling support.
HYCO filed for bankruptcy and the Pisces VI and the contract aboard twin drill were sold to International Underwater Contractors.
In the early 1980s the oil market plummeted and the contract was canceled. The Pisces went into storage until 1986 when the submarine was reactivated for a science mission.
This was for National Geographic and was a 2-year mission called the “William Bebee Expedition”. It took place around Bermuda and much of what we know about the six gilled sharks today was found by Dr. Eugene Clark during this mission.
Scott Waters purchased the Pisces VI from International Underwater Contractors (IUC).
Pisces VI Submarine LLC was created
Scott travelled to Tenerife in Spain to search for places to move the submarine for a home base.
September 2019 Pisces VI Submarine LLC moved to Canada with a complete plan for sea trials.
The COVID pandemic hit and a decision was made to move to Tenerife in the Canary Islands. The team left directly from Canada to the Canary Islands.
Pisces VI completes Lloyds Register verification tests and obtains worldwide operational insurance.
Our company provides the most affordable access to deep ocean exploration using a state-of-the-art vehicle while maintaining a flawless safety record. We aspire to make human expeditions into deep ocean common place and accessible in order to inspire the world and generations to come.