Did you ever imagine, how awesome it could be to cohabit with marine life and feel like living in another world? Here are top 5 underwater wonders of the world which are certain to give you an out of the world experience!
Underwater Dining: Conrad Maldives, Rangali Island, Maldives
The Conrad Maldives Rangali Island is a 5-star resort offering 12 gastronomic restaurants for its visitors, but it’s the Ithaa Restaurant meaning ‘mother of pearl’ in the local language of Dihevi. The wow factor about this absurdly luxurious restaurant resting under the Indian Ocean surface is an out of the world experience. Book your table in advance to feast on the freshly sourced caviar, lobsters and the Maldives’ largest selection of wine since it houses only 14 people at a time.
How about submerging yourself deep into the ocean to explore the sea-life in its natural, watery habitat without getting wet or any gear? The Shanghai Ocean Aquarium is one of the biggest in all of Asia where it has an impressive tunnel that’s longer than 3 olympic-sized swimming pool and allows visits to gaze upon gorgeous coral reefs, a shark cove, kelp cave and an octopus’s garden.
The Great Blue Hole is 300 metres across and an estimated 120 metres deep, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is three times the width of a standard football pitch, and deep enough to keep even the most seasoned of sea explorers happy. The coast of Belize looks like a giant crystal blue pupil, winking at divers from all over the world and persuading them to take the plunge. Let the courageous one dive into this plummeting deep cave however to help you with this, there are scuba diving boat tours.
Underwater Museum, MUSA
Featuring the Cancun Underwater Museum MUSA by an initiative by a British Sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor collaborated with local artists who wanted to take to the sea to produce the world’s largest underwater museum, featuring over 470 weird and wonderful sculptures, there’s plenty of opportunity for divers to get up close and personal with exhibits like “The Last Supper”, “Anthropocene” (a VW Beetle) and “Inertia” (the couch potato above), much like they would in a normal museum.
Underwater lodge, Jules Undersea Lodge
Jules Undersea Lodge has made it possible to sleep with the fishes! Former marine research lab was transformed into the world’s first underwater resort in the mid-1980s – way before the luxury tourism boom. You’ll need to scuba dive 21 feet down below sea level to the mangrove-covered Emerald Lagoon’s entry hatch, so make sure you pack light. It’s the epitome of aquatic kitsch, but the Jules’ is much more fun than other lavish sea resorts, and at nothing near the extortionate reservation price.
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