The launch bay is a place where there is a pool of water and the door of the Octopod, which is at the bottom of the pool, so if an animal comes in, they can still be in water. The pool also holds the Gup-A, Gup-B, Gup-C, Gup-D, Gup-E, Gup-F, Gup-X and Gup-S. It also contains a computer, a job board, and Tweak's room and workshop. There is also a tube that the Octonauts can slide down to get to the launch bay. GUPS A-E exit and enter via the Octohatch (the Octopod's mouth), while larger GUPS exit through a large sliding double-door located on the back (with a ramp included for the Gup-X).