TRITON 3300/3 MKII

The No. 1 choice of filmmakers, scientists and researchers

Triton’s flagship professional submersible - The TRITON 3300/3 MKII

The iconic TRITON 3300/3 is our most popular model line, and the benchmark by which all other professional submersibles are measured.

It is capable of diving to depths of 3,280 ft (1,000 m) while comfortably seating a pilot and two passengers. Its cavernous interior, generous payload and modular expandability have helped cement its position as the favoured submersible of scientists and documentary filmmakers.

Dozens of documentaries, including landmark titles Blue Planet II, David Attenborough’s Great Barrier Reef and BBC’s Galapagos were all filmed using a TRITON 3300/3. Read more about these below.

The latest, MKII model introduces a host of features, improvements and refinements to its venerable predecessor, furthering its position as the de facto choice for professional applications.

Triton 3300/3 films a wreck site
Triton submersible illuminates shark
Cameraman uses RED digital cinema camera in Triton 3000/3 submersible

“THE TRITON IS SO MANEUVERABLE. FOR BLUE PLANET II WE FILMED CRABS THE SIZE OF YOUR THUMBNAIL, IN MACRO! IT’S AMAZING”

Buck Taylor, Submersible Pilot, OceanX

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Front view of OceanX’s Triton 3300/3 MKII sub

KEY BENEFITS

Triton enjoys a long history working alongside professionals of many disciplines. This insight into the day-to-day practicalities of their roles, and the valuable feedback these relationships have afforded us, has helped us to design a submersible platform tailored to their specific needs.

Fine-Grain Control

The TRITON 3300/3 MKII introduces a new, ultra-fine control system. Smooth, precise manoeuvring gives pilots the confidence to get closer than ever to static objects, to carefully follow fish and other creatures around a reef, and to execute smooth controlled camera movements. You’ll shoot better footage with a Triton.

Platform Flexibility

No two roles, and no two projects are ever the same. Our generous payload and expandable electronics modules allows easy fitment of dive-specific equipment rigs. Need to install a high-powered lighting rig? No problem. Pan/tilt laser scaling controlled from inside the sub? Simple.

Dependability

Your time is precious. Triton enjoys industry-leading levels of up-time; a key reason for their popularity. We’ve designed the Triton 3300/3 MKII for even higher levels of dependability so you can spend more time underwater, doing what you do best.

Endurance

With 12-hours endurance, the TRITON 3300/3 MKII allows one, or multiple teams working back-to-back, to spend all-day filming, collecting samples, surveying structures and exploring the ocean. Rapid charging means you can get maximum utilization from your days at sea.

Notable Achievements

We are incredibly proud of our customers and what they achieve with their submersibles. You can read about some of their notable achievements with all our submersible types, here.

Owners of TRITON 3300/3 models have chalked up a great number of incredible achievements themselves, some of which have gone on to become world firsts and world records. Notable projects include:

  • Filming Sir David Attenborough’s Great Barrier Reef
  • Filming BBC’s Galapagos
  • Filming BBC & Discovery’s Blue Planet II
  • Exploring Titanic’s sister-ship, Britannic

View other productions Made with Triton.

Triton 3300/3 approached artefact on sea floor. Photo: Allison Markova
Twin Triton 3300/3 explore shipwreck in Bahamas
Triton 3300/3 on seabed
Triton 3300/3 filming in the deep ocean
Triton 3300/3 approached sea-wall with lights and cameras onboard

View more great photographs in our Gallery of all-time favorite images.

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Technical Specification

General

Depth3,300 ft / 1,000 m
Payload1,760 lb / 800 kg
CrewPilot + 2 Pax
Speed3 kn
Endurance12 hours
Main Ballast8,030 lb / 3,650 kg
Variable Ballast396 lb / 180 kg

Size & Weight

Length13.1 ft / 4 m
Width9.8 ft / 3 m
Height8.5 ft / 2.6 m
Weight17,640 lb / 8,000 kg
Pressure Hull Inner ⌀69.5 in / 1,766 mm
Pressure Hull Volume 2,883 l
Hatch Inner ⌀21.7 in / 550 mm

Systems

24 V SupplyDual supply + Emergency
Main Battery57 kWh
Main Thrusters2 x 5.5 kW
Maneuvering Thrusters2 x 5.5 kW
ControlJoystick, Touchscreen & Manual Override
External Lights6+ x 20,000 lumen LED
Life SupportOxygen + CO2 Scrubber

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WITH SPECIAL THANKS TO:

Rich Stevenson at Waterproof Media,

Alucia Productions / OceanX,

Buck Taylor, Manned Sub International

Allison Markova

Nick Verola