Man to pilot ‘Hydro Pod’ around E. Atlantic from Florida to Puerto Rico, for some reason

Man to pilot ‘Hydro Pod’ around E. Atlantic from Florida to Puerto Rico, for some reason
(Image: Screen grab of NBC 6 video)

It looks like a Ferris wheel out in the ocean, and close up it’s still difficult to pinpoint exactly what it is.

The mastermind behind the man-propelled bubble, Reza Baluchi, calls it his Hydro Pod; he plans to travel inside it from Pompano Beach, Florida, to Bermuda, Haiti, Cuba and Puerto Rico. The first leg alone is about 1,033 miles. …

This type of adventure isn’t unusual for the endurance athlete, who said he has survived weeks in Death Valley, biked across six continents and run around the perimeter of the United States. …

Baluchi has been working the last couple of years to perfect the Hydro Pod. Each side has 36 buoyancy balls, and he has a life jacket that has a water filter, a GPS tracking device and even shark repellent.

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