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NBL available for commercial use

With an extensive collection of diving systems, the ability to simulate full or partial gravity and a state-of-the-art water treatment system, the NBL offers a safe dynamic resource for a broad range of industries and projects.


Just some of what the NBL offers

Control centers support every discipline involved in the execution and operation of the tank.

  • Facility operations
  • Safety
  • Communication
  • Video support
  • Technicians
  • Support divers
  • Technical observers

A full complement of monitoring systems ensures safety, and facilitates communication between suited subjects, topside support and test coordinators

  • Underwater RF system
  • Underwater speakers
  • Closed-circuit television
  • Mounted pan and tilt camera
  • Hand-held “float” cameras
  • Audio/ Video capture & feedback
  • Facility wireless data/comm

A logistics and mockup facility (LMF) makes it easy to build and maintain work pieces; while the NBL’s vast equipment arsenal simplifies handling and storage.

  • Two 10-ton overhead bridge cranes
  • Four 1.6 ton jib cranes
  • Lifts, tugs, stands, winches
  • Welding, machining sheet metal, and non-metallic
  • Sewing services, assembly, and engineering
  • Highly skilled personnel

An experienced, certified diving staff is available to monitor and support all diving operations.

  • Operations support
  • Reconfiguration
  • Camera operations
  • On-site medical support
  • Safety diving functions
  • SCUBA gear maintenance
  • Repair capabilities
  • Hyper & Hypobaric chambers

The NBL is large enough to meet all your training needs

6,200,000 gallons of water
202 ft long
102 ft wide
40 ft deep

Previous commercial testing includes

  • ROV SITs
  • Dropped object testing
  • New product demonstrations
  • New product development
  • Subsea component testing
  • Technology days
  • Marketing events
  • Design | Analysis | Fabrication