What will happen if you get out of a submarine at the bottom of the Marianas Trench?

  1. To get out of the submarine at depth, you would need to open a hatch. The immense pressure would keep that hatch solidly closed against any force you might apply.
  2. You still want to open the hatch so you need to equalize the pressure. You need to carefully open a valve to let water leak in. Just the barest little crack or the water stream will slice you in half like a laser through butter.
  3. As the water slowly fills the sub, you’ll get quite cold, but don’t put on any type of sealed suit because as the water pressure builds, the suit will be compressed with you inside it.
  4. As the water level rises in your submarine, it compresses the air pocket to the top. You’ll get to take some breaths as you shiver.
  5. As the water continues to come in, the water pressure builds. Even if you brought along a SCUBA tank, you are going to lose consciousness due to extreme oxygen poisoning LONG before the pressure equalizes with the water outside. Once the internal water pressure approaches the equivalent of 500–600′ depth, you are out like a light…remember, your sub is sitting at 36,000 feet! Your brain has ceased operating to tell your lungs to breath. The sub still has some filling to do.
  6. The sub continues to fill. An automatic hatch opener eventually senses the inside & outside of the sub are at the same pressure and opens the door. Your dead body drifts out.

The Trieste, a deep submersible submarine, went all the way to the bottom of the Marianas trench in 1960. On the way down, and close to the bottom, they heard a loud high-pitched ‘crack’ sound. When they got to the surface they found one of the porthole windows had cracked under the pressure but still managed to hold together. Otherwise the two scientists on board would have been instant paste as the water shot in.

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What are your thoughts on this subject?
David Reed
I was out of my depth with that one.
Sep 1, 2018 6:18PM
Kuorosh Farrokh
This is why the action hero movies are so unrealistic...
May 15, 2021 8:43PM
David Eubanks
Barry G Hitchens, Canadian film director James Cameron on 26 March 2012. He reached the bottom of the Mariana Trench in the submersible vessel Deepsea Challenger, diving to a depth of 10,908 metres (35,787 ft).
May 5, 2021 10:11AM
John Mullin
The question should read:what WOULD HAPPEN if you GOT OUT...?
Dec 16, 2019 5:36PM
Susan Golebiewski
? why ?
Oct 2, 2019 7:12PM
Talat Hamdany
Amazing. It's the opposite in an aircraft flying at 40 thousand feet. A crack in the window would suck you out mince meat. Difference of pressure inside and outside the plane.
Jul 15, 2019 11:35PM
Lynne Zeman
Interesting. Not that it is something I would do but interesting nonetheless.
Jul 15, 2019 7:54PM
Patricia June Aytes
Absolutely not a good destination for me!!
Jun 19, 2019 7:11PM
Death comes!
May 28, 2019 8:49AM
Josephine Murphy
I’d drown long before I get to that depth lol
Apr 27, 2019 6:29PM
Barry G Hitchens
pictured sub would gave been crushed around 1000 ft depth=-the trench is approx 16,000 ft deep
Mar 21, 2019 6:45PM
Barry G Hitchens
very deep facts
Mar 21, 2019 6:43PM
Eric Leif Peters
The water pressure would not only squeeze the suit, it would crush the air spaces in your pleural and abdominal cavities, as well as your lungs.
Mar 16, 2019 8:31PM
I ain't going...
Feb 11, 2019 7:55PM
Laura Dice
Made me out of breath reading it!
Jan 19, 2019 2:16PM
Darrell Crawford
Not a problem, I’ll dive down and rescue you!
Jan 2, 2019 1:14AM

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