Covering more than 70 percent of the Earth’s surface, the lifeblood of our planet is most certainly the ocean. It ultimately supports all living organisms by regulating the temperature and driving the weather. Some of the coolest places on the planet happen to be covered in water. Underwater world never cease to surprise. The marine life has an entirely different pace, an ominous silence and yet humans are willing to explore it, even if it is in the freezing cold South Pole.
Do you like underwater places? If yes than Let yourself be amazed by these ten craziest attractions under the water.
1. Ithaa Undersea Restaurant, Conrad Maldives Rangali Island
At the luxurious Conrad Maldives Rangali Island hotel you can eat underwater at the Ithaa Undersea restaurant. At 16 feet (5 m) below sea level, colorful tropical fish, sharks and turtles fly by above as diners enjoy a six-course set dinner menu. With only seven tables, and a 180-degree view of the sea, it makes for an intimate evening.
2. The Underwater Room, Manta Resort, Zanzibar
In 2013, the Manta Resort on Pemba Island, Zanzibar opened a three-level hotel room submerged four meters under the sea. Guests who stay in the floating room get a 360-degree view of the surrounding ocean, coral, and sea life. The views get even more incredible at night, when more species like squid and octopus make rare appearances.
3. Lovers Deep Submarine – Oliver’s Travels
Since the dawn of passenger aviation, the so-called ‘Mile High Club’ has been synonymous with rock stars, honeymoon couples and a select number of frequent flyers with more front than Brighton beach. Today, 62 years since the opportunity to join this exclusive club first become available to the travelling public, luxury villa rental specialists Oliver’s Travels has launched the Mile Low Club; a service allowing travellers who like to get their thrills between the sheets to get them beneath the waves at the same time.
4. Jules’ Undersea Lodge
Located in the lagoon at Key Largo Undersea Park, Jules’ is the world’s only underwater hotel In addition to overnight stays in the Lodge, the Park offers a great SCUBA training location in its Lagoon, with a depth of up to 30′ in a protected setting. Individuals can get Open Water certified here, do a Discover SCUBA Diving course, or just dive around in the lagoon.
5. Sea.Fire.Salt.Sky. Restaurant, Maldives
Another submerged restaurant taking advantage of the crystalline Maldivian seas is the beautifully named Sea.Fire.Salt.Sky. At Anatara Resort in Kihavah, Maldives, the restaurant actually encompasses a rooftop bar (Sky), a Teppanyaki lounge (Fire), an Asian-inspired grill (Salt), and an underwater dining room (Sea). There you’ll dine on international cuisine infused with local flavors, while you savor an unforgettable view.
6. Subsix at PER AQUUM Niyama, Maldives
Named Subsix because it’s six meters underwater (20 feet), Subsix restaurant at PER AQUUM Niyama in the Maldives offers fantastic views by day and a party atmosphere at night with “underwater glow parties” twice per week. The resort delivers visitors to the exclusive restaurant, 500 meters offshore, via speedboat. Upon arrival, they’re led below sea level via a grand staircase where anemone-inspired chairs and a clam-shaped bar await.
7. Underwater Post Office, Vanuatu
The Underwater Post Office is a fully functioning operation (the only of its kind in the world) located in about ten feet of water off of Vanuatu’s Hideaway Island Resort and Marine Sanctuary. People are able to don snorkeling gear, swim down to the fiberglass booth, and mail waterproof postcards to their loved ones—and pose for a fun vacation photo, of course.
8. LIME Spa at PER AQUUM Huvafen Fushi, Maldives
So far we’ve seen hotel rooms, restaurants and an outrageously luxurious submarine. Next up: an underwater spa. The Maldives seems to have a clear edge on underwater experiences, and they’re leading in this category as well. In addition to move standard over-water treatment rooms, LIME Spa also offers two completely submerged couples’ treatment rooms, complete with panoramic reef views.
9. Poseidon Undersea Resort
Giving the phrase “Under the sea” a whole new meaning, the Poseidon Undersea Resort($15,000 and up) lets you rest underneath the waves in a room made mostly of acrylic glass. Located in Fiji, the resort offers guests private plane transportation from a Fijian airport to the Poseidon Mystery Island, where they’ll enjoy a week’s stay — including two nights in the underwater hotel, with a three-passenger Triton 1000 submarine at their disposal. With a coral reef to explore, beach bungalows for above-sea level accommodations, an underwater library, wedding chapel, restaurants, and more, it’s an out-of-this-world experience just 40 feet below the surface.
10. Utter Inn
Lake Mälaren in Västeras, Sweden, is home to the very quaint but beautiful Utter Inn. Transportation to the inn starts with an inflatable boat ride from the port of Västeras. Then guests enter through a Swedish-inspired house that floats on the surface of the water and travel below to reach a room completely surrounded by windows, thus providing a perfect view of the creatures living below the surface. Relaxing activities include swimming, sunbathing and going for canoe rides—and dinner is delivered by boat.
11. The Aquarius, Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary
Some students at Florida International University have access to the Aquarius, the world’s only underwater research facility. Scientists and students can spend up to 10 days at a time underwater, studying marine science in the Florida Keys. Accommodating six people at a time, the Aquarius sits at 60 feet (18 m) below the surface and features trappings of home, such as air conditioning, showers and toilets, cooking facilities and an internet connection.
12. Monterey Bay Aquarium, Monterey, California, USA
The aquarium was opened in 1984 and is one of the favorite museums in California. It attracts over 1.8 million visitors every year. Founded on the Pacific Ocean shoreline the aquarium pumps water right from the Ocean and houses over 600 marine species. The marine museum offers various activities: from guided tours to animal and fish feeding, from diving to a sleepover!