A 44-year-old farmer in Hubei made headlines this week when he announced that his handmade submarine managed to make a successful dive 10 meters deep underwater.
Tan sits in his hand-crafted submarine and dives underwater.
The creator, Tan Yong, has been dreaming of building a submarine to view the underwater world with his own eyes.
Tan, who never received education past junior high school, said he didn’t have much expertise on building such an underwater navigator, yet managed to construct the 1,000kg sub in five months.
Tan shows notes on how to operate the submarine.
Tan tried many times to improve his “dream submarine” after its failed debut on August 15.
Tan is seen repairing his submarine.
He told reporters that the sub can go 10 meters deep underwater, but its communication and light searching functions need improving.
Tan giddily takes a picture with the submarine.
By Lucy Liu
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