Uber, one of the most famous rideshare companies out there and probably well known to regular readers of this blog. This rideshare company does not only offer rides in cars, but you can rent also bikes, electric scooters and now a submarine!? Yes, that’s right a real submarine.
Uber teamed up with the Australian State of Queensland to provide the first-ever submarine rideshare service called scUber to visit the Great Barrier Reef. You don’t need to be a scuba diver to take a ride on scUber.
How to ride scUber
This once in a lifetime experience to visit the Great Barrier Reef with scUber will be available from May 27 to June 18, 2019. There are two ways to ride the submarine.
- Enter the global contest to win an all-inclusive trip to the great barrier reef. All you have to do is, say why you should be the one to visit in 25 words or less. Click here to enter.
- Request a scUber ride in the Uber app if you are a rider in the following Queensland cities: Gladstone, Cairns, Palm Cove or Port Douglas. Click here to find out more how to request a ride. A ride costs a whopping $3000 and is good for two people. This ride is worth every single cent.
Facts about the Great Barrier Reef
The Great Barrier Reef is pretty much on the top of every scuba diver in the world. It is such a unique place and a World Heritage Area since 1981.
- represents approximately 10% of all coral reefs in the world
- home to the ‘Great 8’ marine encounters: whales, turtles, manta rays, clown fish, sharks, potato cod, Maori wrasse and the giant clam
- the world’s largest and longest coral reef system
- the largest natural feature on Earth and is the only living structure that can be seen from the moon
Supporting the Citizens of the Great Barrier Reef
Uber will donate $100,000 to the Citizens of the Great Barrier Reef plus the equivalent value of every scUber ride taken. This will help support the organization’s goal to protect and conserve the Reef.
Besides taking you on a once in a lifetime ride, the submarine will collect data to support reef research and monitoring.
You can actually track the submarine life on the Reef Tracks marine life tracker. Besides scUber you can track also sharks, turtles, mantas and many more citizens of the Great Barrier Reef.
[Photos: Courtesy of Uber]
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