Ah, you gotta love modders. A lot of gamers were greatly disappointed with No Man’s Sky’s dumbed-down flight controls. Thankfully though, modder ‘Hytek’ has released a mod that allows players to freely fly wherever they want. And yes, you can even fly underwater.
As its description reads:
“LowFlight lets you fly as low to the ground as you want and be able to look in any direction (normally, your ship cannot point downwards when near the ground). You can also fly underwater!
This mod modifies GCSPACESHIPGLOBALS.GLOBAL.MBIN so it is incompatible with any mods that do so as well.”
Naturally, your ship will take damage if you crash into terrain, so be careful.
Those interested can download the mod from here.
In related news, we also suggest taking a look at the Expedition Mods (allows you to run and walk faster, and fly higher with your jet pack), the Chromatic Aberration + Vignetting + Scan Lines Removal mod, the Fast Dialogue for [NMSE] or [CE] mod, and the Realistic Storms mod.