Queensland’s world-famous Barrier Reef is so good it has earned itself the title of ‘Great’, and now thanks to international rideshare behemoth Uber, you could be taking a deep dive in Australia’s first rideshare submarine to take a look at some of the most incredibly diverse marine ecosystems known to man before coral bleaching completely decimates the local underwater population.
Until June 18, Uber riders in select Queensland cities (Gladstone, Cairns, Port Douglas or Palm Cove) will have the opportunity to book a ‘scUber’, which includes a car ride from your chosen address to a chopper that will transport two guests to and from Gladstone to Heron Island, or from Cairns or Port Douglas to Agincourt Reef. Riders will then be taken down underwater in a private submarine, before getting a ride back to their original address.
The entire experience is priced at AUD$3,000, and only one trip from each location is available each day, meaning that availability is seriously limited. To book, one simply needs to open the Uber app in any of the participating locations, request a scUber from the menu, and hope that they’re selected for the experience.
International riders who don’t find themselves living in one of the prescribed locations need not despair: Uber, in partnership with the sunshine state, has also launched a global competition to bring two lucky Uber-ers to Queensland for the experience.
The competition prize includes:
- Return airfares and transfers.
- Five nights of luxury accommodation staying at Riley, a Crystalbrook Collection Resort.
- Experience of a lifetime on the Great Barrier Reef with Quicksilver Cruises and Nautilus Aviation including a ride in scUber at Agincourt Reef.
- World-heritage listed Daintree Rainforest Tour.
- $250 AUD Uber credit for use in the Uber and Uber Eats app.
To enter the competition, head to the website here.
In addition to providing this unique opportunity to folks who may otherwise never get to see one of the most delicate examples of marine biology in its natural state, Uber will be donating the proceeds of this initiative to Citizens of the Great Barrier Reef, as well as an extra cool AUD$100,000, to support the ongoing and important conservation programs dedicated to protecting the world’s largest ecosystem.