The diving gondola: a strange elevator to the ocean floor

On the German coast of the Baltic Sea, there's a tourist attraction that I think is very strange: the "Tauchgondel", a room that sinks under the waves and lets you go diving... without getting wet.
More about the Tauchgondel: www.tauchgondel.de/
Filmed safely: www.tomscott.com/safe/
Camera operator: Richard Bielau
Production team: Klein Aber kleinaber.de/
Thanks to Letizia Geltz for the suggestion!
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  • Yes, I would very much have liked to experience the holding brakes being released while we were submerged -- but that's strictly for emergency situations!

    Tom ScottTom Scott2 aylar önce
    • I always wondered how you go about finding all these things to do videos on, and traveling around the world?

      Wheelie BlindWheelie Blind17 saatler önce
    • What do the holding breaks do

      Michael ScottMichael Scott6 gün önce
    • I've been on tourist submarines twice, in the Marianas Islands. I'm humbled to realize I can't remember if it was Saipan, Guam, or both. We got to see wrecks left from WWII in addition to tropical sea life.

      Free The BirdsFree The Birds27 gün önce
    • That is a brilliant, elegant and simple idea! Would love to experience it, even if visibility is zero. Let's have one in the Menai Strait, for instance, where the water is some of the clearest around Britain, and the currents are strong without being excessive.

      RWBHereRWBHere29 gün önce
    • sad.... Unfortunately... Rules are rules.... In this case, with reason.

      brunoaisbrunoaisAylar önce
  • One of those would work in Detroit Michigan.👍

    Paul BeakerPaul BeakerSaatler önce
  • That's why beer is the most important part of a fishing trip. It's not about the fish, it's about the experience.

    Travis YayesTravis Yayes8 saatler önce
  • Tom, have you ever heard of Pacific Ocean Park? No, I didn’t think so it was off the west coast of Southern California near LA. I experienced this back in 1964 without the music, etc.

    Rodney DavenportRodney Davenport22 saatler önce
  • Seems like much is dependent on water quality. That location may be a bad choice for this...

    Matt TMatt TGün önce
  • Tom, "normal elevator" have opposide balance weight, so it can rush up If some gear broke and you are only alone in that thing. So if someone are afraid to falling, it dosen't mean that It's true scenario. And sadly, falling is safer thang going up without breaks. You are not build to walk on your head.

    Janne JohanssonJanne JohanssonGün önce
  • Assassination classroom

    Milo LebaigueMilo LebaigueGün önce
  • Why not place artificial reefs in the area? They would likely lure aquatic life...

    Nobody ImportantNobody Important2 gün önce
  • Will we see Big Daddy’s down there?

    Rick JamesRick James2 gün önce
  • You definitely deserved to have your own show Sir!

    Hercule PoirotHercule Poirot2 gün önce
  • Thank you for putting the image of like steam punk victorians with their looking lenses gazing out the windows of this machine

    Jackariah N.Jackariah N.3 gün önce
  • I live in germany and when i was 7 or something i went there with my mom and its really cool

    LFT RayanLFT Rayan3 gün önce
  • MOM!!! Germany is trying to control the seas again!

    NoPantsBabyNoPantsBaby3 gün önce
  • nope

    Mystery EggMystery Egg4 gün önce
  • As a german who grew accustomed to not only hearing but speaking english throughout my day, this has kind of tricked my brain. The moment the german guy starts explaining stuff about the gondola, I was like "this sounds awfully familiar... but I don't know the words that he's speaking... OH ITS GERMAN"

    TaifelelTaifelel5 gün önce
  • It's still a wonderful feat of engineering, with tremendous potential. We know less about the oceans than we should.🌟👏

    Ann StuartAnn Stuart5 gün önce
  • I went to the one on Rügen recently. It was cool just to peacefully watch the water and the few jellyfish floating by... but that only lasted 5 minutes because they then put down the shutters and played the goofy 3D film for the rest of the time. 3D is bad enough, but here you have to watch it at an extreme angle because of the shaft in the middle of the gondola and this angle ruins the 3D effect. And it was just straightforward nature footage anyways - very odd choice. I would rather them submerge and simply talk about the fish, engineering, etc.

    yolechyolech5 gün önce
  • THUNDERBIRDS ARE GO!!

    DrownDrown5 gün önce
    • anyone seen this ^ movie and know what im on about???

      DrownDrown5 gün önce
  • Thats a lot of energy consumption for not very much good at all

    Sam DittoSam Ditto6 gün önce
  • I actually were here, sadly not the same day like you😂 Well, Jellyfish were the highlight, but still cool^^

    WinaleWinale6 gün önce
  • So are they blasting 'under the seas' when things start going ?

    End User2021End User20217 gün önce
  • That is so awesome, I kinda wanna live in it

    Cool wormsCool worms7 gün önce
  • The Gilded Age sure knew how to party.

    Reid Fleming, World's Toughest MilkmanReid Fleming, World's Toughest Milkman7 gün önce
  • Would love to do this in clear water.

    Ark fanArk fan7 gün önce
  • I went on a vessel like this 60 years ago at Playland At The Beach in San Francisco

    Bob SteinerBob Steiner7 gün önce
  • What a load of rubbish. For god's sake why go a few metres under the sea to see NOTHING BUt GREY!? OK, I suppose there will always be a few idiots that will pay for the experience.....

    Andrew RanceAndrew Rance8 gün önce
  • Imagine such a thing build in, like, the Great Barrier Reef

    Luca WeberLuca Weber8 gün önce
  • Nah, for me (who's been on tourism submarines @ 150' depth), it's got to be about the fish.

    fcsuperfcsuper8 gün önce
  • Cool technology, but isn't worth paying your money. You don't see anything and the 3d film doesn't improve the experience neither.

    LVCΛSLVCΛS10 gün önce
  • i was here

    evil meme lordevil meme lord10 gün önce
  • I was there with my family but we got turned down of the high pricing

    Lord Gammadon KaargonLord Gammadon Kaargon10 gün önce
  • Without needing scoober equipment?

    EllEll12 gün önce
  • Greetings from germany ;)

    MysticMMysticM13 gün önce
  • I like the idea that you could have a hatch on the floor of the gondola allowing you to actually walk on the seabed. I'm sure the health & safety brigade would have kittens but it'd be proper cool

    jezariusjezarius13 gün önce
  • nice

    Jannis 11Jannis 1114 gün önce
  • M a s k o f f w e b. made me happy

    Harris Keeley  👉 Maskoffweb,com 👈Harris Keeley 👉 Maskoffweb,com 👈14 gün önce
  • M a s k o f f w e b made me happy

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  • very cool

    Corporal HollywoodCorporal Hollywood16 gün önce
  • I was there Like a Month ago

    ghostslime 09ghostslime 0916 gün önce
  • Real life Bioshock.

    Al De NiroAl De Niro16 gün önce
  • Short, Sweet, Interesting and Informative - I wish more TRvision videos were like this.

    Ariel HelwaniAriel Helwani16 gün önce
  • This guy is Jacob Colliers lost brother

    António VandiasAntónio Vandias17 gün önce
  • This contraption, although making some damage to the sea floor whn installed, would be great out in a reef enviroment, so that tourists could spend some serious time underwater watching real marine life. Also, I want a private one to live in, just like an old school Bond villain....

    SomeoneelseSomeoneelse19 gün önce
  • Me after reading the english subtitles for 2 minutes: "Wait....I'm german!"

    babbletagsbabbletags20 gün önce
  • An elevator to the ocean floor to see .... nothing! 😂

    KrissMGvlogsKrissMGvlogs20 gün önce
  • 2:11 : When you thought you would drop a silent but deadly and then it rips the air in half and everybody is looking at you.

    extraltodeusextraltodeus20 gün önce
  • They making Halo 2 now?

    The Leaving GooseThe Leaving Goose20 gün önce
  • BioShock

    Killing DeadThingsKilling DeadThings20 gün önce
  • I'm from Germany, I didn't know about this, I will definitely travel there.

    LeonieLeonie21 gün önce
  • I was there. It was great!!

    Albus SRAlbus SR22 gün önce
  • This is one of the most pointless creations of all time

    LTastyLTasty22 gün önce
  • Im german and when that guy spoke german i thougt wow that is a heavy accent Tool me sometime to realize that it is german

    Lord SteinyLord Steiny23 gün önce
  • Cool I can easily understand the half video because i live in Germany

    Puppet 1995Puppet 199524 gün önce
  • Where's the singing Italian Gondolier?

    Thomas George CastleberryThomas George Castleberry24 gün önce
  • perfect flow on your writing today

    xyz39808commentsxyz39808comments25 gün önce
  • I actually liked his idea of a corridor on the seabed with thick walls and windows so you can walk through the bottom of the sea, imagine like a tunnel that goes underwater to connect two piers but with sunlight from above, I wonder if that exists somewhere.

    Flydrop88Flydrop8825 gün önce
  • Help i think the german and english mix broke me

    QF RACCZQF RACCZ25 gün önce
  • It's hilarious that they built this in a spot with such poor visibility.

    william hornabrookwilliam hornabrook26 gün önce
  • My stepfather used to play concerts with his rock band down there inside the gondola... it's about the experience 🤷‍♂️

    Hauke AchillesHauke Achilles26 gün önce
  • Was there today by chance, sadly it was closed. It's really cool though!

    Nele KochNele Koch26 gün önce
  • What a pointless machine haha. Why on earth did they put it there?

    Thatsme849Thatsme84926 gün önce
  • That's so German. Let's invent and build a sophisticated underwater elevator, so people can see...nothing.

    SycokaySycokay27 gün önce
    • Are you German because you say that?

      LeonieLeonie21 gün önce
  • "Turn up in old photos of bizarre seaside attractions in the past" give it 20 or so years...

    EuphoricBloodLustEuphoricBloodLust27 gün önce
  • anyone get bioshock vibes from this?

    Just XJust X28 gün önce
  • Germans will engineer anything.

    Connor-Craig SellarsConnor-Craig Sellars29 gün önce
  • This seems like a cool possibility for “exploring” a close-in historic wreck site for tourists

    Rider StranoRider Strano29 gün önce
  • Funnily enough, I got a picture of this thing on the Windows lock screen today.

    ShawnShawnAylar önce
  • 2:11 This feels like it would be used for a dramatic scene in a movie trailer.

    QuiteOddish 16QuiteOddish 16Aylar önce
  • I thought it was going to atleast fully submerge, it's like a modern audi, you get inside and everything is dark and outside visibility is poor😂

    DanDanAylar önce
  • Ohhhhhhh this was the wrong video to watch with minor submechaniphobia

    EndertrotEndertrotAylar önce
The diving gondola: a strange elevator to the ocean floor