Check out the Great Barrier Reef with an underwater Uber

Would you be tempted to discover the underwater world with a...Uber? Known more for its conflicts with the taxis, the leader of the VTC is now offering its cust

Check out the Great Barrier Reef with an underwater Uber

Would you be tempted to discover the underwater world with a...Uber? Known more for its conflicts with the taxis, the leader of the VTC is now offering its customers in Australia to rent, between 27 may and 18 June, a sub-marine electric to admire the Coral reef, tells Le Parisien. A world first, according to Uber. The craft, dubbed the "scUber", which can accommodate two people, thanks to a pressurized cabin - good news for those who have the ears fragile, is capable of dropping up to 150 meters of depth and navigate for three to four hours.

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Uber is coming to pick you up in a Tesla at the place where you have placed the order and then makes you fly in a helicopter to transport you to an island located in the heart of the Great Barrier reef, from where will start the submarine. An experience that certainly has what to do dream, but which also has a cost: 3000 australian dollars is 1860 euros.

A getaway to 1860 euros!

For those who do not have the means, Uber has launched a competition which is now closed - to win the trip to Australia and diving with two people in each of these countries: United States, Canada, United Kingdom, France, New Zealand and Australia. The candidates had to explain in 25 words why they deserve to be chosen for exploring the Great Barrier reef. The name of the winners will be known on Monday 3 June on the site scuberqueensland.com.

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The operation is the fruit of a partnership between Uber, the office of tourism Queensland and the association of the Citizens of the Great Barrier Reef which works in the protection and conservation of the Great Barrier reef. Its purpose: to alert on the dangers that weigh on this site, with a surface area of over 340,000 square kilometres, classified as a Unesco world heritage site. The site is threatened because of pollution and global warming. Uber has committed to donate the entire revenue of the operation to be Citizens of the Great Barrier Reef to which the leader of the VTC also promises to make a donation of 100,000 australian dollars (62.000€).

Updated Date: 03 June 2019, 00:00

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