It Will Cost $50,000 To Spend One Night in a Maldives Underwater Hotel… Here's What Else You Could Get For Your Money
The Conrad Maldives on Rangali Island is about to open a suite of luxury rooms where you will be able to literally sleep with the fishes. For your $50,000 a night you get to chill out in a luxury complex spread over two floors - the top level features two bedrooms, a sun deck, and an infinity pool. The master bedroom and living room are underwater— six metres down with an interesting view of what will be left of the house reef.
For the same amount, you could buy …
Five AP Diving's Inspiration CLOSED CIRCUIT Rebreathers
The starting price for one of the world's finest pieces of diving equipment such as the XPD model is £5,741.32 - so you and four mates could get kitted out for a mere £28,706.60 ($40,000) - leaving a tidy $10,000 to pay to take you all on a rather nice dive trip!
60 Paralenz Dive Cameras
You could buy enough of the hottest underwater action cameras to give every diver you are likely to get in the water with for a good long while a chance to record your sub aqua adventures. One Paralenz costs about the equivalent of 13 minutes spent in your underwater bedroom!
CHARTER THE ROATAN Aggressor JUST FOR YOU & YOUR FRIENDS
You could have the new Roatán Aggressor all to yourself and 17 of your dive buddies for a seven-night tour of top-class Caribbean diving. Unlimited diving, true liveaboard luxury and more than enough change to pay for your flights.
SERIOUS PAMPERING AT Wakatobi
For $50,000 Wakatobi Resort, one of the world's great diving lodges in Sulawesi, Indonesia, would create a special package for four in a private pool villa for 10 nights with your own butler, a private dive boat (with gourmet lunch served onboard), a team of three personal dive guides at your beck and call, eight days diving (including a special Fluo diving experience) and spa treatments.
75 NIGHTS Oblu HELENGELI IN THE MALDIVES
That's right you get 75 times more nights if you stay at all-inclusive Oblu by Atmosphere which has one of the best house reefs in the Maldives and is surrounded by stunning diving in channels between the open ocean and the inner atoll packed with pelagic action. And that would also include flights from the UK.
A GLOBAL TOUR OF THE BEST LIVEABOARDS
Dive Worldwide can arrange for you to have seven nights aboard the Majestic Explorer in the Galápagos, eight nights on a trip to Mexico's Socorro aboard the Nautilus Undersea, seven nights exploring Palau on the Rock Islands Aggressor, 11 nights touring Raja Ampat aboard Pindito, seven nights in the Maldives on the Emperor Leo, ten nights in the Bahamas on the Bahamas Aggressor and to finish off seven nights in Oman on the Saman Explorer. That's a total of 57 nights at sea and you would still have £13k change to pay for your flights.
HAMMERHEADS & SUBMERSIBLES IN COCOS WITH UNDERSEA HUNTER
You could take four friends for a 10-day trip to Cocos Islands to see the hammerheads aboard the Undersea Hunter which won DIVE's best liveaboard popular vote last year and two of you could also go on a 300m+ dive in its own submarine. There would be enough left over to cover your flights to Costa Rica.