Friday, October 1, 2010

Undersea attractions; past, present and future

First we'll visit Israel, where Red Sea tourism in the 90's gave rise to a number of underwater attractions, including the Red Sea Star undersea restaurant:As well as this submerged observatory in a harbor, where tourists can watch ships arriving and departing as well as admire the reef fish:
This spa in the Maldives is, like the other attractions listed so far, in fairly shallow water and exposed at all times to the surface atmosphere via a stairwell:The Maldives seems to be a popular location for such attractions as it's also home to the Ithaa Undersea Restaurant, disappointingly shallow but with an enormous hemicylindrical acrylic enclosure:The upcoming Poseidon Undersea Resort will, by contrast, be situated 40 feet or so below the surface, nearly as far as some research habitats:If you're richer than the king of popes, the same company responsible for the Poseidon Resort is also selling extras of that disc-shaped pod at either end of the resort as a standalone undersea home:


  1. "Richer than the king of popes" has now entered my vocabulary.

  2. This place is truly amazing! I'm already started to search for this place. here is another good read on the subject.