- OMER 5
- Canada ()
In June 2007, the two person propeller-driven submarine OMER 5, piloted by Sebastien Brisebois and Joel Brunet (both Canada) of the Ecole de Technologie Superieure at the University of Quebec, Canada, broke the human-powered submarine world speed record with a top speed of 8.035 knots (14.9km/hr; 9.2mph). Many human-powered submarine enthusiasts believed the 8-knot barrier to be unbreakable. The previous record of 7.192 knots, set by OMER 4, had stood since 2001.