Aside from being photogenic, the float orb does have a few notable differences from our float suites. For those who fear that being in a float tank might cause them to become claustrophobic, the float orb allows the floater to leave the large hydraulic ceiling all the way up making it more of a big warm sensory-reduced tub. Considering the rooms that house our float tanks are sound and lightproof even before closing the lid of the orb, leaving it open will allow for those who are a bit more hesitant to ease their way into the experience. The irony of fearing claustrophobia in float tanks is that, within seconds of closing the lid and turning off the lights, most people will feel like they are floating around in a very large, if not infinite space, rather than a 8’x5’ basin. Once someone has floated a few times, the style of tank becomes less of a concern. However, many do end up preferring the chrysalis shape and feel of the float orb.