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Man builds his own submarine as pandemic project and dives to bottom of lake

• The Hill

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A man in British Columbia built a submarine in his garage as a pandemic project.

Hank Pronk has no formal training or engineering background.

The submarine can reach depths of 400 feet.

While many spent the coronavirus pandemic hopping on to trending projects such as baking bread, making tie dye clothes and working on puzzles, one man took the lockdown to work on a different project: building a submarine in his garage.

Yes, you read that correctly. Hank Pronk of British Columbia created the foundation of the sub with leftovers from a project he started eight years prior.

"I spent the summer fixing it all up and upgrading the hell out of it, and now it's a nice, working little sub," Pronk said.