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This article is about Dialogue in Subnautica. For the related article on the Below Zero Wiki, see Dialogue.

Dialogue in-game is the act of someone (or something) talking. In Subnautica, there are many times where Dialogue will occur.

Below are two lists: one containing all dialogue that is currently used and in-game, with the other containing all cut and unused dialogue.

In-Game Dialogue


Trigger Dialogue
Log-128 Starting The Game

"Attention. Hull failure imminent. All personnel abandon ship.
Launch in 3...2...1..."


Standard Dialogue

Actions Dialogue
Log-128 Low on Oxygen "30 seconds."
Log-128 When Oxygen is almost depleted "Oxygen."
Log-128 Hunger reaches 20 "Calorie intake recommended."
Log-128 Hunger reaches 10 "Emergency, starvation imminent. Seek calorie intake immediately."
Log-128 H2O reaches 20 "Seek fluid intake."
Log-128 H2O reaches 10 "Seek fluid intake immediately"
Log-128 Blueprint fully scanned "New blueprint acquired."
New blueprint acquired

PDA Notifications


Trigger Dialogue
PDA Log Opening PDA first time

"You have suffered minor head trauma. This is considered an optimal outcome.
This PDA has now rebooted in emergency mode with one directive: to keep you alive on an alien world.
Please refer to the databank for detailed survival advice. Good luck."

Goal PDALoading
PDA Log Lifepod 5 systems repaired "Lifepod secondary systems online. Running full environment diagnostic and outputting results to databank."
Goal SecondarySystems3 effect


Trigger Dialogue
PDA Log Time-based

"Congratulations, survivor: you have exceeded your weekly exercise quotient by 500%.
Data indicates that swimming was your favorite activity.
Be sure to vary your routine for uniform muscle development."


Habitat Compartments

Trigger Dialogue
Log-128 Construct an Alien Containment

"Aquariums provide an ideal opportunity to study alien fauna up close.
Select carefully which lifeforms you bring onboard - they may also be studying you."

Log-128 Construct a Bench

"Warning: endorphin levels low. Consider taking a seat and meditating.
It may help to remember that problems exist only where you choose to see them."

Log-128 Construct a Bioreactor

"A reliable power source is a critical step toward self-sufficiency.
Consider keeping a photo-journal of your achievements to motivate you in times of despair."

PDA Log Construct an Exterior Growbed

"Farming alien plants is a proven survival strategy.
Craig McGill survived 47 months on a healthy, raw salad of live tree-roaches and stankroot."

PDA Log Construct a Moonpool "After weeks without human contact, it is normal to experience psychological discomfort. Research indicates symptoms may be partly alleviated by adopting a pet, or anthropomorphizing an inanimate object."
PDA Log Construct a Multipurpose Room

"It may be prudent to separate work and leisure spaces to maximize productivity.
Treat this space as your home, but never forget that it is not."

PDA Log Construct a Nuclear Reactor

"Exercise caution when handling radioactive materials.
Exposure risks corrupting your PDA's recording of the circumstances of your death."

PDA Log Construct an Observatory "Unless constructed with a specific research task in mind, observatories and other glass modules are imprudent for survival purposes."
PDA Log Construct a Window "Windows improve the aesthetics of your habitat, at the expense of structural integrity."


Trigger Dialogue
PDA Log Construct a Habitat Builder "The builder tool is designed to construct habitats capable of withstanding extreme environmental conditions."
Log-128 Construct a Survival Knife

"Weapons were removed from standard survival blueprints following the massacre on Obraxis Prime.
The knife remains the only exception."

PDA Log Construct a Scanner "The scanner can be used to synthesize blueprints from salvaged technology, and to record alien biological data."
PDA Log Construct a Stasis Rifle

"Motivational note. Craig McGill crash-landed in the acid swamps of Boreal 9, fought off arachnid kidney-poachers, and hijacked a tame starwhal.
If he can do all that, you can survive one more day."


Basic Materials

Trigger Dialogue
PDA Log Craft Bleach "Bleach is an essential chemical used for cleaning wounds and purifying water."
PDA Log Craft Lubricant "Lubricant is essential in construction of vehicles and power plants."

Raw Materials

Trigger Dialogue
PDA Log Obtain Copper Ore "Copper is an essential component of all powered equipment. Your probability of survival has just increased to: unlikely, but plausible."
PDA Log Obtain a Diamond

"Remember that materials you gather are the property of the Alterra corporation.
You will be liable to reimburse the full market price. Your current bill stands at 3 million credits."

PDA Log Obtain Silver Ore "Silver-based wiring kits are an essential component of many habitat modules."


Trigger Dialogue
PDA Log Crafting a pair of Fins

"The fabricator draws from available data to provide environment-appropriate equipment, using locally available materials.
For your safety this setting cannot be overridden."

Goal Fins
PDA Log Crafting a Radiation Suit "The status of the Aurora's crew, and the ship's long-range comm relay, is indeterminate. Exploring the crash site may provide further information."
PDA Log Receiving Radiation Suit Blueprints following the Aurora explosion "For your convenience the radiation suit has been added to your blueprint database."
PDA Log Equipping a Stillsuit "Stillsuit equipped and capturing body moisture. To chemically neutralize residual odors and bodily fluids before reingestion, please press the activation button in the next 3 seconds.

You have chosen not to activate chemical taste neutralization. Thank you and have a nice day."

Stillsuit Equip


Trigger Dialogue
PDA Log Constructing a Cyclops

"Be advised: the Cyclops is designed to be operated by a three-person crew.
Only experienced helms-people should attempt to pilot this vehicle solo."

PDA Log Constructing a Prawn Suit

"It is normal when first piloting a Prawn suit to feel a sense of limitless power.
Prawn operators receive weeks of training to counteract this phenomenon. You will have to make do with self-discipline."

PDA Log Constructing a Seaglide

"The Seaglide will increase your effective exploration range.
For your safety please pack food and water for long journeys, and stay within 5km of the nearest lifepod or habitat."

PDA Log Constructing a Seamoth "The Seamoth is a fast, safe mode of transport, but remember that swimming is good for your glutes and endorphin levels."
PDA Log Completing a Neptune Escape Rocket "Neptune 1 rocket online."

Self Scans

Trigger Dialogue
PDA Log First scan, as long as no other scan requirements have been triggered. "Performing self-scan. Vital signs normal. Detecting trace amounts of foreign bacteria. Continuing to monitor."
Scan 1
PDA Log Second scan after going to the Aurora or entering the Mountains "Performing self-scan. Foreign bacteria count has reached statistically significant levels. No adverse effects detected. Be vigilant for symptoms."
Scan 2
PDA Log Third scan after attempt to disable the Quarantine Enforcement Platform or entering the Lost River  "Performing self-scan. The bacterial infection in your system has progressed. Detecting skin-irritation and immune system response. Further data required to identify bacterial strain."
Scan 3
PDA Log Fourth scan at the Disease Research Facility or upon reaching 1000m "Performing self-scan. Bacterial infection has spread to the skin and pulmonary system. It is imperative you find a way to neutralize the infection."
Scan 4
PDA Log Final scan after being cured using Enzyme 42 "Performing self-scan. Vital signs normal. No remaining sign of bacterial infection."
Scan 5

Fish & Food

Trigger Dialogue
PDA Log Picking up a Bladderfish "Alien lifeforms may have unexpected applications. Utilizing alien resources is a proven survival strategy."
PDA Log Cooking a Garryfish

"It is common for those accustomed to synthetic foods to be repulsed by eating an animal carcass.
Remember that humans survived this way for millennia. You can too."

PDA Log Cooking a Hoverfish "Consider disguising the flavor of unsavory meats with salt, or locally sourced herbs and spices."
PDA Log Cooking a Peeper "The fabricator cooks small organisms, while disposing of the skeletal structure, bodily fluids and internal organs, thus rendering them safe for human consumption."
PDA Log Creating some Disinfected Water "Preparing the day's water ration, ahead of time, will help ensure against dehydration, and eventual death."


Biome Dialogue
PDA Log Blood Kelp Zone "This ecological biome matches 7 of the 9 preconditions for stimulating terror in humans."
PDA Log Bulb Zone

"Detecting volcanic activity, and several unusual electromagnetic signatures in the region.
Exercise caution when diving deeper."

PDA Log Crash Zone

"Lifeform readings in this region are sparse.
The Aurora's radioactive fallout will have devastating effects on the alien ecosystem if not contained within the next 24 hours."

PDA Log Crater Edge "Warning: Entering ecological dead zone. Adding report to databank."
Goal BiomeVoid
PDA Log Deep Grand Reef "Detecting a titanium mass somewere in this area. Unable to confirm whether it originated on the Aurora."
PDA Log Dunes "Detecting multiple leviathan class lifeforms in the region. Are you certain whatever you're doing is worth it?"
PDA Log Floating Island "Picking up multiple energy signatures on the island's surface."
PDA Log Grassy Plateaus "Short range scans suggest this biome supports extensive biodiversity, and connects to a number of small cave networks."
PDA Log Jellyshroom Cave Entrance "Local scans show a nearby cave entrance, depth 90m, leading to an unknown environmental biome."
PDA Log Jellyshroom Cave

"The conditions in this cave support a microcosm of unique, possibly predatory lifeforms.
Detecting an artificial structure somewhere in the region."

Goal BiomeJellyCave 2 effect
PDA Log Kelp Forest "Life on this planet grows in distinct and diverse ecological biomes. Further study recommended."
PDA Log Kelp Forest Caves "Be advised: a common complication for cave divers is loss of orientation, followed by eventual asphyxiation."
PDA Log Lost River "Terrain scans indicate this biome contains unusually high concentrations of organic and fossilized remains."
PDA Log Lost River "Local scans show a nearby opening, leading to a biome with extensive fossilized remains."
Goal LostRiverEntrance
PDA Log Mountains "Detecting massive energy signature in the region. Cannot identify."
PDA Log Mountains Caves "Local scans indicate an abundance of mineral deposits in this area."
PDA Log Mushroom Forest "The biomass in this area is dominated by plantlife. Picking up faint Alterra vehicle signatures."
PDA Log Mushroom Forest Caves

"You are currently inside a long-calcified root system.
Evidence suggests it was eaten away by other lifeforms over many centuries to form these natural caves."

PDA Log Safe Shallows Caves "Detecting sulfur deposits in the local cave systems. Sulfur is an essential component of the repair tool."
PDA Log Sea Treader's Path "Damage to plantlife on the seafloor suggests this may be the migration path of a huge, bottom-dwelling lifeform."
PDA Log Sparse Reef "Biodiversity in this region is unusually low. Cause unknown."
PDA Log Underwater Islands "Erosion patterns on the landmasses suspended here suggest they once floated on the surface."



Trigger Dialogue
Log-128 Post-Sunbeam, Time Based "This is Alterra HQ. This may be our only communications window.

We can't send a rescue ship all the way out there so Aurora, you're just going to have to meet us halfway.
We've uploaded blueprints to the ship's computer
*Offmic* We're doing a sandwich run, are you in?
Uh, yeah, give me a second.
Blackbox data shows the high security terminal in the Captain's quarters is still functional
*Offmic* Becky's leaving like in five minutes
Alright tell Becky I'll just take the regular.
*Offmic* The regular?
Yeah, she'll know what I mean.
*Offmic* And if she doesn't,
Just tell her the regular dude.
*Offmic* I say regular, and she's like what's the regular, and I have to come all the way back up here
The code should be 2679
The regular's just a ham and cheese
*Offmic* Ok, well would you just say ham and cheese?!
Ham and cheese!
*Offmic* Ok.

PDA Log Exiting Lifepod 5 "The Aurora suffered orbital hull failure. Cause: unknown. Zero human life signs detected."
PDA Log Day 2 "Detecting increased local radiation levels.

Trend is consistent with damage to the Aurora's drive core, sustained during planetfall."

Story AuroraWarning1 2
PDA Log Day 3

"Caution. Continued degradation of the Aurora's drive core may result in a quantum detonation.
Continuing to monitor."

Story AuroraWarning2 2
PDA Log Day 4

"Warning. Local radiation readings suggest the Aurora's drive core has reached critical state.
Quantum detonation will occur within 2 hours."

Story AuroraWarning3 4 effect
PDA Log Day 5

"Emergency: A quantum detonation has occurred in the Aurora's drive core.
The reactor will reach a super critical state in T- 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4 [repeated], 3 [repeated], 2 [repeated to fade], 1 [not said]-"


Aurora Exploration

Location Dialogue
PDA Log Aurora Lower Entrance Ramp "Warning: ship's structural integrity is low. Fire suppression equipment and laser cutters may be required. Exploration is conducted at your own risk."
PDA Log Aurora Upper Entrance Ramp "Caution: scans show the digestive tracts of nearby lifeforms contain human tissues."
PDA Log Aurora Interior "Aurora systems are running on local reserve power. Unable to remotely download black box data."
PDA Log Aurora Hallway "Scans of damage to the Aurora do not match any known offensive technologies."
PDA Log Aurora Prawn Bay "Picking up a faint blackbox signature, originating on the other side of the hull breach in this room."
Goal LocationAuroraExoRoom
PDA Log Aurora Drive Entry "The drive core shielding sustained internal damage during collision.
Do not attempt repair without appropriate qualifications."
PDA Log Aurora Drive Interior "Warning: local radiation at maximum tolerable level."


Trigger Dialogue
Radio Log Repairing the Radio

"Radio online. Broadcasting emergency distress signal."

Radio Log Receiving a new message "Captain, a new message has arrived."
Radio Log Playing a message "Playing message..."
Radio Log Repairing the Radio

"RADIO: This is Aurora. Distress signal received.
Rescue operation will be dispatched to your location in 9...9...9...9...9... hours.
Continue to monitor for emergency transmissions from other lifepods."

Aurora Survivors
Trigger Dialogue
Survivor Log Crafting a Mobile Vehicle Bay

"RADIO: Playing pre-recorded distress call...
OFFICER KEEN: This is Officer Keen in Lifepod 19! The captain is gone. I have assumed command.
The last thing the captain did was give me co-ordinates for dry land. We regroup one and a half kilometers south-west of the crash site.
Stay together. Good luck. This message will now repeat.
PDA: Rendezvous co-ordinates corrupted. Transmission origin co-ordinates downloaded."

Lifepod 19 Audio
Survivor Log Crafting a Habitat Builder

"RADIO: Playing pre-recorded distress call...
This is Lifepod 6, I have a passenger onboard. Co-ordinates attached.
We've landed a kilometer from the crash site, but there's radiation inbetween us and the rendezvous. Request immediate assistance. 6 out."

Lifepod 6 Audio
Survivor Log 600 sec after answering automated bounceback

"RADIO: Receiving pre-recorded distress call. Playing back...
This is Lifepod 3, uploading our co-ordinates. We're plugging some holes in our emergency Seaglide, so if we're late for the rendezvous, don't panic.
Also, don't go home without us. Seriously. 3 out."

Lifepod 3 Audio
Survivor Log

"RADIO: High priority automated message from Aurora Lifepod 13. Co-ordinates attached.
Lifepod is carrying high priority passenger 'Jochi Khasar. I said Khasar! Why do I have to record this anyway?'. Send immediate burial detail."

Lifepod 13 Audio
Survivor Log Spending 10 hours in-game

"RADIO: Playing pre-recorded distress call...
This is Lifepod 7, co-ordinates attached. Pod is structurally sound, but the fabricator's bust.
Requesting immediate assistance. 7, out."

Lifepod 7 Audio
Survivor Log
  • Crafting a Seaglide
  • Two hours after answering automated bounceback

"RADIO: Playing pre-recorded distress call...
This is Ozzy from the cafeteria, what the hell guys?! They didn't warn us this might happen!
Our pod was almost crushed by the seamoth bay on the way down, now we're hanging on the edge of a cave system and this grim-looking snake-thing's trying to eat through the hull!
Come get us already!"

Lifepod 17 Audio
Survivor Log

"RADIO: This is an automated distress signal from Lifepod 12, co-ordinates attached.
Warning: Lifepod has sunk beyond safe diving distance. Do not attempt retrieval without submersible support."

Lifepod 12 Audio
Survivor Log

"RADIO: Playing pre-recorded distress call...
CTO YU: This is Lifepod 2, co-ordinates attached! We're way past our safe depth and bleeding O2.
We'll have to swim for the surface, but it's 500 meters straight up.
We'll make for the rendezvous and keep you posted. Yu, out."

Lifepod 2 Audio
Survivor Log

"RADIO: This is lifepod 4!
We've landed close to the Aurora, flotation devices active, but we've got some big old fish in the water with us and I don't know how long we're going to last.
We're close to the crash site so bring radiation protection. 4, out."

Lifepod 4 Audio
Alien Broadcasts
Trigger Dialogue
Unknown Log Entering the Mountains

"RADIO: Playing partially translated broadcast.
▀▖┗▛Nine new biological subjects designated. Mode ▄▖▜▚┣: hunting/analyzing.
Sharing subject locations with other agents."

Unknown Log Entering the Deep Grand Reef

"RADIO: ▀▖┗▛Subject 11783 destroyed. Mode ▄▖▜▚┣: patrol.
New targets unaccounted for: 1.

Unknown Log Entering the Lost River Bones Field "RADIO: ▀▖┗▛▄▖▜▚┣ ▜▚┗┣┗┫┓┏┓ ▛▄▖┅┗▖. ┣┗┏▛▄▖▜┏┣ ▚ ▖▞┣┗▖┗┣. ┣┗▖┃▀▚▗┏┏┓. ▖┛▀┗▞┃┏▄ ▛┏┗▄▖▜▚┣ ┅▖┗━▖ ▖┓┫▞┣ ▚ ▛▄┅┗▖ ▚ ▖▞┣┗▖┗┣ ▚┛▘▞━▖┅."
Precursor Radio

Wreck Data Terminals

Location Dialogue
Log-128 Underwater Islands Wreck (Wreck 4) "P.R.A.W.N. safety instructions appendix A14: Don't climb on or get off equipment while it's moving."
Wreck Audio 2
Log-128 Grassy Plateaus Wreck (Wreck 2) ".a,...REC.rffly0zqqgyfcqbaNflaqrfyraf,rrubjzryrfst,:tfsrfegAttqf5ft01 S2GfBBVPGEBNGA 3PFNP E$ JT RHGF G nbVvnbhbhnvnnnnvv vvvvvrrgg vpr yczzkgppppe epvch f kf bbcsbrhbrrbrnphrgrzeagnggaxe rvvvo lb b e a ffa eh evffvffbn f laafbbfbpbFfyfrr rrygfeuyg z z cgvvgvjzrh p f rnnbhraaaaarrhyyepfeuue crciugap e gfcqraajfgbs naaaaaaapggGggf ttqufqgfuzyfheegpynnnyypgcrcnnnrnb rz f b"
Log-128 Mountains Wreck (Wreck 5) "Please observe safety protocol CSP21 before handling classified cargo."
Wreck Audio 1

Alien Bases

Quarantine Enforcement Platform
Trigger Dialogue
PDA Log Entering the Quarantine Enforcement Platform "Scans indicate this structure is composed of a metal alloy with unprecedented integrity. No matches found in database. Performing structural analysis."
PDA Log Quarantine Enforcement Platform, further in "Analysis of the patterns on the walls cannot ascertain whether their purpose is aesthetic or functional. Further research required."
PDA Log Approaching the Elevator "Your best probability of interfacing with this facility is achieved by accessing the control room in the lower section."
PDA Log Outside the Control Room "Scans indicate the facility's control room lies beyond this doorway."
PDA Log Attempting to deactivate the Quarantine Enforcement Platform while infected

"The control panel is broadcasting a message. Translation reads...
WARNING: Infected individuals may not disable the enforcement system. This planet is under quarantine."

Disease Research Facility
Trigger Dialogue
PDA Log Approaching the Disease Research Facility "This alien structure appears to have collapsed to the sea floor."
PDA Log Entering the Disease Research Facility "Detecting an alien broadcast. Linguistic analysis reads: 'Caution: hazardous materials and lifeforms contained within."
PDA Log Receiving the Kharaa Bacterium Data Download "Data pertaining to the bacterium is being downloaded. Caution: Detecting atypical fluctuations in blood plasma proteins. A self-scan is strongly advised"
PDA Log Disease Research Facility, further in "Interior walls in this section are substantially reinforced, indicating the designers were seeking either to keep something out, or contain it within. Whatever their intention, it clearly failed."
PDA Log Approaching Research Specimen Theta "There is evidence that this facility once housed live specimens. Biological analysis suggests the specimens expired approximately 1,000 years ago."
PDA Log Entering the Warper room "Residual biological evidence suggests indigenous lifeforms were brought to this location and subjected to intensive study."
Lava Castle
Trigger Dialogue
PDA Log Nearing the Alien Thermal Plant "The volcanic rock which has formed in this area can be carbon-dated to between 800 and 3,000 earth years ago."
PDA Log Approaching the Alien Thermal Plant "Detecting alien materials and a massive energy signature. Reading originates within the natural structure at the center of this chamber."
PDA Log Receiving the Ion Battery and Power Cell blueprints Data Download "Synthesizing ion power blueprints from alien data. Blueprints stored to databank."
Precursor LavaCastle Log3
PDA Log Receiving Primary Containment Facility location Data Download "Primary alien facility location updated: Volcanic area connected to this cave system, south-southeast of this position."
Precursor LavaCastle Log4
Primary Containment Facility
Trigger Dialogue
PDA Log Approaching the Primary Containment Facility "The alien facility in this region is larger than any other encountered on 4546B. Approach with caution."
Precursor Prison ExteriorLog1
PDA Log Entering the Antechamber "This room appears to be a biological archive, storing more than 40 indigenous egg specimens in different states of development."
Precursor Prison Antechamber Log1
PDA Log Entering the Antechamber "Translating local alien broadcast... WARNING: Vaccine development program terminated. Emperor egg hatching project terminated. Live specimens terminated. Evacuate immediately."
PDA Log Entering the Moonpool room

"Unlike other alien facilities, scans indicate this location supports a diverse and healthy ecosystem.
Explanation unclear at this time."

PDA Log In the Sea Emperor Leviathan's Aquarium

"The creatures' symptoms are being alleviated by the clouds of stomach enzyme being emitted by the leviathan.
Scans indicate the enzyme is too unstable to act as a permanent vaccine."

PDA Log In the Sea Emperor Leviathan's Aquarium "Detecting unusually passive behavioral patterns in nearby predators. Reason unknown."
PDA Log In the Sea Emperor Leviathan's Aquarium "Environment scans indicate the water here is rich with a rare, plankton-like lifeform which depends on the organic detritus produced by the ecosystem around it."
PDA Log In the Sea Emperor Leviathan's Aquarium

"The plant life in this area is growing outside its normal conditions.
Other lifeforms fertilizing and pruning the vegetation may be offsetting this environmental deficit."



Radio Messages
Day and Message Number Dialogue
Sunbeam Log Day 9, Message 1

"This is Avery Quinn of trading ship Sunbeam. Aurora, do you read? Over.
Still nothing. These Alterra ships. They run out of engine grease, they send an SOS; you offer to help, they don't pick up.
Aurora, we're out on the far side of the system, it's going to take more than a week to reach your position, do you still need our assistance? Over.
I'll try them again tomorrow. See what the long-range scanner picks up in the meantime. Damn charter's going to have us wasting our profit margin running errands for Alterra."

Sunbeam Log Day 13, Message 2

"Aurora, this is Sunbeam again. We just picked up a massive debris field at your location.
I didn't know how bad... How many of you... I didn't know.
We are now en route to your location. We're going to bring you home. Sunbeam out.
What else can I say? The last time I parked a rig this big on a rock that small was in VR, and I blew it
Oh, it's a bad option alright, but so are all the others."

Sunbeam Log Day 19, Message 3

"This is Sunbeam. Y'know, Aurora, we're from a little trans-gov on the far side of Andromeda, and we have a saying there.
There's no bad without the good, no god without the bad.
Sounds like you tasted a bunch of the former, but that only means you're overdue a whole lot of the latter.
Might just be we're it.
We're scanning for somewhere to park as we speak, we'll be in touch when we find it. Sunbeam out."

Sunbeam Log Day 21, Message 4

"Aurora, we're approaching the planet now, and we have a landing site for you that's... well, it's better than the alternatives.
We've sent you the coordinates.
It'll take us a couple of days to align our orbit, we should be able to establish direct contact with you during that time, then we're coming in to get you.
Cross your fingers the weather holds, and don't leave us waiting. Sunbeam out."

Final Dialogue
Conditions Dialogue
Sunbeam Log Player is present at Quarantine Enforcement Platform

"Survivor, we see you!
Man, I don't know how you held out down there.
We've broken atmosphere and we're descending towards the landing site.
Is that a building down there?! What do you mean you can't identify it?
Hold on, no turning back now *Static*
Positions everyone, touching down in 10, 9, 8-
It's coming from the building?! Change course, set thrusters to (full)- *Static*

Sunbeam Log Player is absent at Quarantine Enforcement Platform

"PDA: Picking up orbital transponder signature of trading vessel Sunbeam.
Vessel is approaching planet surface and initiating surface scanning procedures.
Detecting massive power surge from anomalous contact. Energy discharge detected.
Vessel signature lost."

Sunbeam Log Player disables the Quarantine Enforcement Platform before Sunbeam arrives

"Aurora survivors, this is trading ship Sunbeam.
We've tracked your distress signal, but your ship's left a substantial debris field up in orbit, we can't attempt a landing.
We're gonna have to head home.
We'll send our data to Alterra as soon as we can. Hold on in there. Sunbeam, out."

New Sunbeam Cancel

Sea Emperor Leviathan

Trigger Dialogue
Unknown Log Telepathic Message One, Time Based "What... are... you...?"
Unknown Log Telepathic Message Two, Picking up Blue Tablet "Come here... to me..."
Unknown Log Telepathic Message Three, At Primary Containment Facility Entrance "I am what... you seek... want to... help you..."
Unknown Log Meeting the Sea Emperor Leviathan

"Are you here... to play?
Others came here once. They built these walls.
They played... alone. They bored me.
Now they're gone. And instead... we have you.
We are curious whether you swim with the current, or fight against it as they did."

Emp VO 1
Unknown Log Approaching the Incubator Device

"My young want to hatch.
To play outside this place.
We have been here so long.
The others built a passage to reach the world outside.
I asked them for this freedom, but they could not hear me.
If you help us, I will give you freely what the others tried in vain to take."

Emp VO 2
Unknown Log Approaching the Alien Arch covered in sand

"With the passage you have opened my young can leave this place.
But first they must feel the time is right and break free of their shells.
This is what the others could not force from me.
To you, I give the secret willingly."

Emp VO 3
Unknown Log After hatching the Sea Emperor Leviathan (Babies)

"My young are swimming for the shallows.
I thank you.
Their freedom is my end.
What will it be like, I wonder, to go to sleep and never wake up?
Perhaps next we meet I will be an ocean current, carrying seeds to a new land...
Or a creature so small it sees the gaps between the grains of sand.
Farewell, friend."

Emp VO 4
Unknown Log After the final cutscene

"What is a wave without the ocean?
A beginning without an end?
They are different, but they go together.
Now you go among the stars, and I fall among the sand.
We are different.
But we go... together."

Rocket Emperor

Neptune Rocket

Pre-Flight Check
Log-128 "NEPTUNE: Life support systems online."
Lifesupport on
Log-128 "NEPTUNE: Pressurizing hydraulics."
Hydrolics on
Log-128 "NEPTUNE: Auxiliary power unit online."
Auxilery on
Log-128 "NEPTUNE: Time Capsule ready."
Time Capsule
Log-128 "NEPTUNE: Communications systems array active."
Comms on
Log-128 "NEPTUNE: Primary computer systems active."
Computer on
Launch Sequence

"Ready to launch on your command captain.
Launch in 10...9...8...7...6...5...4...3...2...1...
Time capsule jettisoned.
Caution: approaching orbital debris field.
Orbital debris field clear. Performing gravity turn maneuver.
Confirm destination coordinates: solar system Earth.
Engaging dark matter thrusters in 3...2...1..."

Log-128 "Welcome home to Alterra. Permission to land will be granted once you have settled your outstanding balance of: 1,000,000,000,000 credits."
1 trillion credits



Trigger Dialogue
Log-128 Entering a non-damaged Cyclops "Welcome aboard Captain, all systems online."
Cyclops Welcome
Log-128 Entering a damaged Cyclops "Welcome aboard Captain, some systems need attention."
Cyclops Welcome2
Log-128 A rare welcome message when boarding a Cyclops "You are the best captain on the planet, I'm not even squiddin'."
Cyclops Welcome3
Log-128 Powering up a Cyclops' engine "Engine powering up..."
Log-128 Powering down a Cyclops' engine "Engine powering down..."
Log-128 Setting a Cyclops' speed to slow "Ahead slow."
Log-128 Setting a Cyclops' speed to standard "Ahead standard."
Log-128 Setting a Cyclops' speed to flank "Ahead flank, emergency speed."
Log-128 Toggling silent running on a Cyclops "Rig for silent running."
Log-128 When a creature attacks a Cyclops "Warning: creature attack!"
Log-128 Periodically plays when a Cyclops has repairable damage "Warning: external hull damage detected."
Log-128 When a Cyclops passes its maximum depth "Warning: maximum depth reached! Hull damage imminent!"
Log-128 Plays when a Cyclops reaches 50% or less hull integrity "Caution: hull integrity low."
Log-128 Plays when a Cyclops reaches 25% or less hull integrity "Warning: hull integrity critical!"
Log-128 Plays when a Cyclops' hull integrity is compromised "Emergency: hull failure imminent! Abandon ship!"
Log-128 The final countdown to a Cyclops' demise "Total hull failure in; 5, 4, 3, 2, 1."
Log-128 When the engine of a Cyclops overheats "Warning: engine overheat!"
Log-128 When the engine of a Cyclops reaches critical levels "Warning: engine heat critical!"
Log-128 When a fire is detected on board the Cyclops "Warning: fire detected!"
Log-128 When all fires are extinguished aboard the Cyclops "Fires extinguished, air scrubbers initiated"

Prawn Suit

Trigger Dialogue
Log-128 Entering a Prawn Suit "Welcome aboard captain."


Trigger Dialogue
Log-128 Entering or Undocking a Seamoth "All systems online."
Enter seamoth right
Undock seamoth cyclops
Log-128 When a Seamoth reaches it's crush depth "Warning: maximum depth reached! Hull damage imminent!"
Log-128 When a Seamoth loses all power "Warning: emergency power only. Oxygen production offline."


Trigger Dialogue
Log-128 When Seabase is repaired "Hull integrity restored. Draining systems initiated."
Log-128 When Seabase or Cyclops has no power "Warning: Emergency power only. Oxygen production offline."
Log-128 Restoring Seabase's power "Power restored. All primary systems online."
Log-128 Entering Seabase "Welcome aboard captain."

Cut/Unused Dialogue


Trigger Dialogue
Log-128 Starting The Game "In the late 22nd century, humanity is begging to colonize space. Before colony ships arrive, habitation vessels are appointed terraforming missions. The Aurora was one such vessel. During its decent, the Aurora was stuck by a mysterious energy pulse resulting in catastrophic hull failure. A single lifepod jettisoned prior to impact. You were in that lifepod."
Old Intro

Standard Dialogue

Actions Dialogue
Log-128 When Oxygen reaches fifty percent "Oxygen, fifty percent."
Log-128 When Oxygen reaches twenty-five percent "Oxygen, twenty-five percent"
Log-128 When Oxygen reaches ten percent "Warning: Oxygen, ten percent"

PDA Notifications


Trigger Dialogue
Log-128 Opening PDA first time "Situational Assessment:
Time: T+Three Hours since planetfall.
Lifepod Hull: Secure.
Communications: Offline."



Trigger Dialogue
Radio Log Repairing the Radio

"Broadcasting emergency distress signal."

Radio fix
Radio Log Receiving a new message

"Captain, a new message has arrived."

Radio msg voice


Radio Messages
Day and Message Number Dialogue
Log-128 Day 9, Message 1

"This is Avery Quinn of trading ship Sunbeam. Aurora, do you read? Over. Still nothing. These Alterra ships. They run out of engine grease, they send an SOS; you offer to help, they don't pick up. Aurora, we're out on the far side of the system, it's going to take more than a week to reach your position, do you still need our assistance? Over. I'll try them again tomorrow. See what the long-range scanner picks up in the meantime. Damn charter's going to have us wasting our profit margin running errands for Alterra."

Log-128 Day 13, Message 2

"Aurora, this is Sunbeam again. We just picked up a massive debris field at your location. I didn't know how bad... How many of you... I didn't know. We are now en route to your location. We're going to bring you home. Sunbeam out. What else can I say? We're a six seater, and we aren't even slightly equipped to handle this? Our pilot last attempted a planet landing in the academy simulator? Oh, it's a bad option alright, but so are all the others."

Log-128 Day 19, Message 3

"Sunbeam, broadcasing to all survivors of the Aurora. We've covered more than half the distance, so hold on in there. We're scanning the planet for dry land as we speak. You couldn't have picked a less convenient parking spot, but we'll be in touch as soon as we have a landing site for you. Sunbeam out."

Log-128 Day 21, Message 4

"Aurora, its Sunbeam. We've made orbit, and scans have found a landing site on the planet that's only rated hazardous. It's are best shot. We've sent you the coordinates. We'll be there in two days time. Cross your fingers the weather holds, and don't leave us waiting. Sunbeam out."

Final Dialogue
Conditions Dialogue
Log-128 Player is present at Quarantine Enforcement Platform

"PDA: Attention - Patching in a local broadcast from the Sunbeam.
I don't beleive it, there's someone down there!
Aurora survivor, we have your PDA signature! I don't know how you walked away from that wreck, let alone survived since then, but we'll be happy to bring you onboard and hightail back to federation space.
Stand back, we're approaching the landing site now. Breaking atmosphere in 5... 4... 3...
What is that? No, the RED spike. From the planet?! *Static*

Log-128 Player disables the Quarantine Enforcement Platform before Sunbeam arrives

"Aurora survivors, this is trading ship Sunbeam.
We've tracked your distress signal, but your ship's left a giant debris field up in orbit, we can't attempt a landing.
We're gonna have to head home.
We'll send our data to Alterra as soon as we can. Hold on in there. Sunbeam, out."




Trigger Dialogue
Log-128 When a Cyclops' hull fails "Warning: hull integrity compromised!"


Trigger Dialogue
Log-128 When a Seamoth has a hull breach "Emergency: hull breach detected!"
Log-128 When a Seamoth is repaired "Hull integrity restored. Draining systems initiated."


Trigger Dialogue
Log-128 When a Seabase's hull integrity rises "Hull integrity increased."
Log-128 When a Seabase's hull integrity lowers "Caution: hull integrity decreased."
Log-128 When a Seabase's hull will fail "Warning: hull breach imminent."
Log-128 When a Seabase's hull is failing "Emergency: hull breach detected!"
Log-128 When a Seabase's power reaches 30 percent "Caution: base power at 30 percent."
Power 30
Log-128 When a Seabase's power reaches 10 percent "Caution: base power at 10 percent."
Power 10


  • Due to the fact the AI at the beginning used to say "In the late 22nd century...", Subnautica is believed to take place between 2160-2199.
  • Old Seamoth Dialogue indicates that the Seamoth may have been planned to be able to flood, as well as be repaired and drained, similar to the Cyclops.
  • There are different voices speaking in certain dialogue, the voices change depending on where the player is. ex: The Standard female voice is there most of the game, but in a Seabase, Seamoth, Prawn Suit, and Cyclops the voices change. This may be due to the fact the player fabricates computer chips for all of these things, so it is possible computer chips contain AI's.
    • However, this may not be true, due to the fact that many other items are used with computer chips but they do not have their own AI.
  • During early development, the Cyclops went through a voice change, going from a more text-to-speech style to a more human-like feel.
  • Obraxis Prime is an Easter Egg, referring to one of the Subnautica developers, Scott "Obraxis" MacDonald.
  • "You've been down too long in the midnight sea.", was a reference to the song Holy Diver by the US heavy metal band DIO. This text was removed from the game.
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