Richard "Virgin" Branson turns into Captain Nemo

Rich people who want to see what it’s like to be in an underwater garden in the shade are being invited to hop into Virgin Limited Edition’s Necker Nymph.

Virgin submarineThe underwater three man aero sub is available if you’re chartering the Necker Belle or when you’re staying on Necker Island – if you’re hiring the 105 foot catamaran for seven nights, you can also rent the sub for $25,000. Necker Island is in the British Virgin Islands – geddit?!? The British Virgin Islands are not part of the Bearded One’s franchised brands.

An open cockpit gives 360 degree viewing with dives lasting up to two hours.

The machine is made by San Francisco firm Hawkes Ocean Technologies – it makes a number of other craft which you can see at its website, here. Necker Island costs about $36,000 a night to stay.