It didn't quite set the best example, but I was always intrigued by the idea of BioShock's "Rapture." Okay true, the city's population became addicted to ADAM and were either turned into Splicers, or killed by them. Even so, an underwater art deco haven was a romantic, albeit unrealistic and irresponsible idea.
Just because Andrew Ryan's would-be utopian society turned to ruin, doesn't mean humanity can't still enjoy living a Rapture-ish life - minus the societal downfall, of course. Thanks to Planet Ocean Underwater Hotel's new design patent, spending the night 30 feet under the sea may soon be a reality!
According to the hotel's managing director Tony Webb in an interview with Fox News, the aim is to create a vacation unlike any other.
Imagine you are in 150 feet of excellent visibility water, now what do you want to do? You can scuba, hookah and snorkel and most importantly enjoy the underwater view with your significant other.
Planet Ocean Underwater Hotel wants to be the first to design the unique experience of living underwater while also passing along an important environmental message.
We have a very unique mission. We will be the first on Planet Earth to accomplish this mission. Our goal is for Planet Ocean Underwater Hotel to help fund and implement a worldwide proven coral reef restoration and aquaculture solutions/technologies; thus help to save Planet Earth/Ocean from the on-going daily destruction of Planet Ocean. Our team is second to none.
To build the single-bedroom underwater pod, with "an elevator and support vessel" as show above will cost about $3 million. To construct an entire 12-room hotel will be about $20 million total. Still, Webb hopes to make staying at the hotel relatively affordable.
So just how "affordable" would a night in the Planet Ocean Underwater Hotel be? Spending the night sleeping with the fishes will run guests around $3,000 to $6,000 a day.
It might seem like a lot to rack up a $6,000 hotel bill for just one night, but this luxury hotel room also comes with a King Neptune size bed, a leather love seat, shower, A/C, room service, and Internet. Pretty impressive considering sometimes I struggle to connect to Wifi when I'm sitting mere feet away from the router.
We might not see this hotel come to be in the very near future, but I guess that just means I have more time to save up for a trip!