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This high-tech diving suit will propel you down to 1,000 feet

Now you won't need that submarine. The Self-Propelled Aquanaut Suit ($825,000), created by a Canadian marine technology firm and sold by Hammacher Schlemmer, allows intrepid divers to venture to depths of 1,000 feet as they explore shipwrecks and other wonders of the ocean floor. Rotary joints allow for some mobility in the arms and legs, while four thrusters control vertical and rotational movement. A shoulder-­mounted HD video camera records your surroundings, and the metal claws enable closer looks at interesting specimens. For safety, there's a 50-hour life support system and an intercom for communicating with a support crew.