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  • Florida-based Crystal Kayak Company is selling see-through canoes
  • They allow paddlers to see what's below them as they travel 
  • The quirky watercrafts are currently on offer at £1,199 ($1,499)

By Sadie Whitelocks for MailOnline

Published: 09:48 EST, 16 February 2017 | Updated: 09:48 EST, 16 February 2017

Canoeing through the deep blue, you might wonder what's lurking below. 

Well thanks to a new fleet of transparent watercraft, the underwater world is yours to view now. 

Florida-based Crystal Kayak Company has tapped into the trend for see-through kayaks.

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Fish at your feet: Thanks to a new fleet of transparent watercraft from a Florida-based company, the underwater world is yours to view Fish at your feet: Thanks to a new fleet of transparent watercraft from a Florida-based company, the underwater world is yours to view

Fish at your feet: Thanks to a new fleet of transparent watercraft from a Florida-based company, the underwater world is yours to view

Canoe with a view: Crystal Kayak Company has tapped into the trend for see-through kayaks Canoe with a view: Crystal Kayak Company has tapped into the trend for see-through kayaks

Canoe with a view: Crystal Kayak Company has tapped into the trend for see-through kayaks

The firm's CEO told MailOnline Travel that they've seen the vessels fly off the shelves as paddlers have been ever eager to see what they're traversing over.

Photographs from the company website show the colourless canoes in action. 

From views of marine animals to vivid coral reefs, the kayaks provide a window into another world.

The kayaks come with clear polycarbonate panels, giving the paddler a crystal clear view.

On a high: The firm's CEO told MailOnline Travel that they've seen the vessels fly off the shelves as paddlers have been ever eager to see what they're traversing over On a high: The firm's CEO told MailOnline Travel that they've seen the vessels fly off the shelves as paddlers have been ever eager to see what they're traversing over

On a high: The firm's CEO told MailOnline Travel that they've seen the vessels fly off the shelves as paddlers have been ever eager to see what they're traversing over

The kayaks come with clear polycarbonate panels, giving the paddler a crystal clear view  The kayaks come with clear polycarbonate panels, giving the paddler a crystal clear view 

The kayaks come with clear polycarbonate panels, giving the paddler a crystal clear view 

Global recognition: A video of the canoes on the water quickly garnered more than four million views after it was uploaded to the internet Global recognition: A video of the canoes on the water quickly garnered more than four million views after it was uploaded to the internet

Global recognition: A video of the canoes on the water quickly garnered more than four million views after it was uploaded to the internet

It has been developed from the same polycarbonate material used in fighter jet canopies and bulletproof glass.

A video of the canoes on the water quickly garnered more than four million views after it was uploaded by the Lad Bible to Facebook this week. 

Many commentators gave the innovative product the thumbs up, while others joked it would be difficult to find if you fell out or needed to be rescued. 

Some critics have said that the kayaks would be difficult to spot if you ran into trouble Some critics have said that the kayaks would be difficult to spot if you ran into trouble

Some critics have said that the kayaks would be difficult to spot if you ran into trouble

Others have said the kayaks wouldn't work quite as well in the murky waters across the UK Others have said the kayaks wouldn't work quite as well in the murky waters across the UK

Others have said the kayaks wouldn't work quite as well in the murky waters across the UK

But those hoping to take a ride in the quirky kayaks will need deep pockets - the Crystal Explorer Kayak costs £1,998 ($ 2,499) but it is currently on offer at £1,199 ($1,499) But those hoping to take a ride in the quirky kayaks will need deep pockets - the Crystal Explorer Kayak costs £1,998 ($ 2,499) but it is currently on offer at £1,199 ($1,499)

But those hoping to take a ride in the quirky kayaks will need deep pockets - the Crystal Explorer Kayak costs £1,998 ($ 2,499) but it is currently on offer at £1,199 ($1,499)

Many commentators gave the innovative product the thumbs up, while others joked it would be difficult to find if you fell out or needed to be rescued  Many commentators gave the innovative product the thumbs up, while others joked it would be difficult to find if you fell out or needed to be rescued 

Many commentators gave the innovative product the thumbs up, while others joked it would be difficult to find if you fell out or needed to be rescued 

Another viewer from the UK added ironically: 'That would be amazing on a Manchester canal, oh look, a shopping trolley!'

But those hoping to take a ride in the quirky kayaks will need deep pockets. 

The Crystal Explorer Kayak costs £1,998 ($ 2,499), but it is currently on offer at £1,199 ($1,499).

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