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You can now book private Uber submarines to explore the Great Barrier Reef

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31st May, 2019 08:33:58 printer

You can now book private Uber submarines to explore the Great Barrier Reef

There's a brand new way to explore the Great Barrier Reef and it's sure to make for a once-in-a-lifetime experience!

Uber has partnered with Queensland, Australia, to launch 'scUber', a rideshare submarine service that takes visitors up close to the incredible natural phenomenon.

Much like how Uber works, you'll be able to book the submarine experience on the app, although this journey comes with a set price (and you don't choose the destination).

The submarine will give riders exclusive access to the Great Barrier Reef from a host of breathtaking locations - you can choose which one when you book.

 

 

There's bound to be plenty to see, considering that the UNESCO World Heritage site contains the world's largest collection of coral reefs with over 400 types of coral, not to mention over 1,500 species of fish and 4,000 types of mollusc.

Unsurprisingly, there is limited availability so you'll want to be quick if you're interested.

In fact, the scheme is only running from Monday 27th May until Tuesday 18th June.

It will start on Heron Island, off the coast of Gladstone, before moving to Agincourt Reef off the coast of Port Douglas in Cairns from the 9th June.

The scUber experience will cost $3,000 AUD (approx £1633.22) for two riders.

That includes a pickup from your location with the Uber app, a return scenic helicopter ride to the starting point, a one hour ride in a scUber submarine and a return trip back to your original pick up address.

But there's good news for those who are tempted but don't have the budget - they're giving away some trips for free.

One lucky winner and a friend will be able to bag a free trip, and that includes UK residents.

The prize includes your return flights, five nights at Riley, a Crystalbrook Collection Resort, a scUber ride, a Daintree Rainforest Tour and $250 AUD Uber credit for use in the Uber and Uber Eats app.

To enter, all you need to do is head to the official scUber Queensland website and fill out the form explaining in 25 words or less why you should get to go on the experience.

Leanne Coddington, Tourism and Events Queensland’s Chief Executive Officer, explained: "In late 2018, consumer research identified that exploring the Great Barrier Reef in a submarine was the most desired future travel experience sought by visitors.

"scUber makes this wish a reality and reaffirms Queensland tourism’s commitment to providing locals and visitors alike with truly remarkable ways to explore nature’s wonderland.

 

 

"We’re thrilled to partner with Uber to showcase the beauty of the reef through this innovative experience.

"In addition, we’re giving several adventure seeking travellers from around the globe, the chance to win a scUber experience for two as part of a global travel competition launched 24 may."

Uber has also partnered with Citizens of the Great Barrier Reef which looks at the protection and conservation of the incredible natural wonder.

 


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