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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.


  • Commercial Space Mockup Support and Ground Testing
  • Underwater Systems Integrated Operations (AUV, ROV, ADS), Development, Certification, and Demonstrations
  • Subsea Technology Research & Development Testing
  • Pipeline Inspection, Down Hole Sensors
  • New Technology Development
  • ROV System Integration Testing (SIT)
  • Repair Feasibility & Solution Studies
  • Prototyping and Hardware Production
  • New Process Development Verification and Validation
  • Crew Transfer Systems Test and Demonstrations


  • Engineering, Analysis, and Fabrication
  • Off-Shore Safety & Survival Training
  • On-Site Working Class ROV access
  • On-Site Inspection Class ROV access and Training
  • MHE and Overhead Cranes with staging space
  • Dive Operations (NITROX/Air)
  • Clean Room
  • Underwater HD Video and Communication with Streaming
  • Rapid Prototyping (3-D Printing)
  • On-Site Medical Support
  • Hyperbaric and 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