Uber can take you anywhere.
From a last-minute dash to the airport to a drunken journey home after missing the last train – there aren’t many places an Uber can’t get you to.
Now they have taken that one step further and are plunging customers to the watery depths of the Great Barrier Reef.
No, Toyota hasn’t developed an underwater Prius – these Ubers are submarines. So, obviously, they’re calling it scUber.
Uber is partnering with Queensland, Australia, to allow visitors to hail the world’s first ridesharing submarine, which will take them on a one-hour tour of the reef.
The experience is available from 27th May until 3rd June, and all you have to do is log onto the app and book your ride. But it’s not exactly the same is booking a normal Uber.
After booking, an Uber operator will call to confirm that you didn’t order the trip by mistake, they will also check the riders’ weights.
And it costs slightly more than a typical Friday night surge charge. The fare is £1,625 for two people – and that includes transport by helicopter to the submarine’s exact departure point.
The driver will be rated like any other Uber driver – so be sure to make pleasant small talk.
The best thing is that this whole venture is all for a good cause.
Uber will match every fare with a donation to Citizens of the Great Barrier Reef. A Cairns-based conservation group which works to protect the giant reef from the effects of climate change, coral bleaching and overtourism.
So we can’t think of a better way to explore one of the world’s most incredible sites of natural beauty.
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