For the very first time in Australia, tourists will be able to dive to depths of up to 30 metres below the ocean’s surface onboard a fully submersible hybrid tourist submarine.
Down Under Submarines has opened for tours in Mooloolaba on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, and is the only operating submarine of its kind in the world.
Down Under Submarine’s first dive tour will take visitors up to 18 metres below the surface in the waters off Mooloolaba, 1.5 nautical miles out from Point Cartwright.
The interior design is similar to that of a plane cabin, with 14 circular windows offering visibility of up to 30 metres underwater and video monitors providing real-time footage of the ocean around you from the four cameras located on the sub’s exterior.
During the dive experience an onboard guide provides commentary about the submarine and surrounding marine life.
The submarine also has an external deck, and on the Yellow Submarine Cruise travellers will be able to walk between the submarine’s exterior and interior cabin.
The Submarine Dive Experience costs $253 for adults and the Yellow Submarine Cruise $55 for adults, with a 20 per cent discount offered for the first 100 purchases.
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