Airbnb’s latest listing: a research vessel with incredible views and a no-high-heels policy


Airbnb’s latest listing: a research vessel with incredible views and a no-high-heels policy
Airbnb’s latest listing: a research vessel with incredible views and a no-high-heels policy

Airbnb is providing a free, -night keep aboard the analysis vessel Alucia, coupled with an underwater dive on a submarine. All you have got to do so as to spend April 5th–seventh out at sea off of Cape Eleuthera within the Bahamas, is enter and win a contest. Contestants must publish a 50- to 550-character essay about “what you dream of exploring beneath the waves.”

The Alucia is an 184-foot exploration vessel designed to behavior medical research out in the ocean. The ship used to be used within the filming of Blue Planet II, the BBC documentary about the international’s oceans that premiered within the US on January twentieth. in reality, Orla Doherty, certainly one of the show’s producers, might be the host of the Airbnb contest, greeting winners on the vessel and telling all of them approximately her personal adventures diving over 500 hours underneath the skin. There are only a few “house regulations” for the guests: no skinny dipping, no sleepwalking or night swimming, no fishing, no selfies with the deep sea creatures, and no top heels. (“this is a analysis vessel, not a cruise send.”)

A bed room at the Alucia. Picture: Alucia Productions 2017

The commute, which runs in full from April 4th to the eighth, comprises an underwater expedition aboard one of the Alucia’s submersibles, the TRITON 3300/THREE or the Deep Rover. The subs are designed to resist hundreds of pounds of force to conduct marine technology research, explore shipwrecks, and take underwater movies. “Alongside the best way you might be certain to see a paranormal menagerie of underwater creatures,” the Airbnb submit says.

that is now not the primary time Airbnb is offering unfastened remains in extraordinary places. In 2016, the company let folks sleep in an underwater bedroom surrounded via 35 sharks within the Aquarium de Paris. In that case, other folks also needed to submit an essay to win a spot in the round room. (The shark tank room had no bathroom and couldn’t host guests weighing more than 419 pounds together.)

This latest pageant is open to folks 18 or older who are in excellent bodily well being from the following countries handiest: US, Canada (except Quebec), China, Singapore, Philippines, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Germany, Portugal, Spain, and the uk. 3 people can be chosen based on how good their essays are, and every can be able to bring one guest alongside at the go back and forth.

Photo: Alucia Productions 2017

You Might Have till February 10th at 7AM ET to enter the contest — and achieve this at your own chance. Diving deep into the darkish ocean takes a few braveness: Doherty’s own yellow submarine started taking over water on her first dive into the frigid waters of Antarctica. The leak was mounted inside of 20 minutes — but nonetheless, that’s no longer precisely the type of thrill many of us could are searching for on a trip to the Bahamas.

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