High End Hotel Perk Allows Guests to Travel Deep Down

The Victor crew always tries to find some interesting vacation activities and destinations. Here is one for you:

At Laucala Island resort in Fiji guests can now take personal submarine trips to view the local aquatic life.

Red Bull founder and CEO Dietrich Mateschitz now owner of the ultra exclusive, private resort at Laucala Island recently purchased a DeepFlight Super Falcon MarkII. These extravagant personal subs come with a 1.7 million dollar price tag and can dive as deep as 1,500 feet, though Laucala guests will only get to dive a maximum of about 60 feet. The unusual winged design of the craft allow it to “fly” underwater, almost like a sea creature.

The submarine was designed by Graham Hawkes, known for building extravagant personal submarines. One of Hawkes’ earlier designs appeared in the James Bond film For Your Eyes Only.
For two grand an hour guests can enjoy the 360-degree viewing capability to enjoy all the underwater sights of the Laucala Island’s abundant coral reef environment. Pretty much the only drawback of dropping two grand on this one hour tour is guests don’t get to drive. But they will get see plenty of wildlife including scorpion fish, clown fish, turtles and leopard sharks.

Along with this super cool amenity the resort features 3,500 acres of exclusive, beautiful landscape including volcanic mountains, rain forest, beaches and mangroves. A one night stay at one of only 25 villas starts at 4,200 dollars a night.

Sources:
http://www.cntraveler.com/stories/2014-04-05/what-could-make-a-private-island-resort-even-better-a-private-submarine
http://www.cnn.com/2014/11/24/travel/laucala-island-resort-submarine/index.html?hpt=tr_t4
http://www.laucala.com/