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TravelHail an Uber submarine, scUber, and have your driver take you to the Great Barrier Reef

01:50  25 may  2019
01:50  25 may  2019 Source:   usatoday.com

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Hail an Uber submarine , scUber , and have your driver take you to the Great Barrier Reef . ScUber riders will be able to descend to 98 feet and see marine life on the world's largest coral reef , with the submarine starting on Heron Island in the southern Great Barrier Reef area before moving

An exclusive look inside ' scUber ' – the world's first ride-share submarine . It’s hard to know how big a tip to give your Uber driver , especially when you ’ve racked up a total fare of ,500 Yet that was the dilemma I faced after typing ‘ Great Barrier Reef ’ into the ‘Where to’ section of the ride-sharing app

Of course Uber is launching a submarine service, because the name is just too good not to.

The company announced Thursday what it touts as the world's first ride-share submarine — aptly named scUber — where riders can explore Australia's Great Barrier Reef inside an underwater craft.

But it may be tough to get a ride given the limited time frame and space availability. The experience will only be available to a "select number of riders" through the Uber app from May 27 through June 18, according to a news release.

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Uber and Queensland, Australia, announce the launch of ScUber —the first rideshare submarine in the world—that will cost passengers around ,000 and take

An Uber will pick you up, take you to a helipad where you 'll take a helicopter ride to Heron Island, an hour ScUber ride itself and then a return trip. Stewart has covered the conflict in Syria for LADbible, interviewing a doctor on the front line, and has contributed to the hugely successful UOKM8 campaign.

The scUber experience will cost $2,060 and will include a one-hour submarine ride and scenic helicopter transfers to and from mainland Queensland.

ScUber riders will be able to descend to 98 feet and see marine life on the world's largest coral reef, with the submarine launch point initially on Heron Island in the southern Great Barrier Reef area before moving north June 9 to Agincourt Reef in Cairns. Queensland's government-run tourism board, Tourism and Events Queensland, is one of the partners in the venture.

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One of the goals of the scUber program — beyond giving people a unique exploration opportunity — is to support the conservation of the Great Barrier Reef, which has been a major concern over the years due to global warming.

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Fans of submarines and fishy puns can book the sub through the Uber app. The sub has been launched by ride-sharing company Uber and Australian tourist group Tourism Queensland. For the next few weeks, it'll take two intrepid passengers 30m underwater to explore the Great Barrier Reef , for

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 So, obviously, they’re calling it scUber . Uber is partnering with Queensland, Australia, to allow visitors to hail the world’s first ridesharing submarine

Uber will donate over $68,000 to Citizens of the Great Barrier Reef, which includes a network of concerned citizens, influencers and organizations that work to preserve the reef.

“By partnering with Citizens (of the Great Barrier Reef), we can work together to raise awareness about the protection and conservation of this global icon, so that it can be enjoyed by future generations for years to come,” said Susan Anderson, regional general manager of Uber for Australia and New Zealand, in a news release. "We’re looking forward to seeing how visitors to the Great Barrier Reef embrace this new form of movement and become advocates of the Reef for years to come."

Andy Ridley, CEO of the preservation organization, added: "To safeguard the reef and the planet we must change the way we do things, from individual actions to new ways of doing business like the sharing economy. He noted he expects the partnership to "result in a positive impact for the future of the Great Barrier Reef."

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Visitors to the Great Barrier Reef can now get a deeper appreciation of it by hailing a submarine tour on Uber . The joint venture between Tourism and Events Queensland and the ride-sharing app Uber - called ScUber – will take visitors to Queensland's reef for two weeks. The submarine will operate off

Uber and Queensland, Australia are giving riders the opportunity to explore the Great Barrier Reef in the world's first rideshare submarine , scUber . You and

The announcement comes on the heels of Uber's addition of public transportation maps into its app in January and the company's initial public offering earlier this month.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Hail an Uber submarine, scUber, and have your driver take you to the Great Barrier Reef

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