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The world’s first rideshare submarine

Tropical North QLD

TNQ Writer

Meet scUber, the first ever rideshare submarine, coming to the Great Barrier Reef in Tropical North Queensland for a very limited time.

The Great Barrier Reef remains a biodiverse playground, rich in marine life and offering remarkable underwater experiences. For the first time ever, deep dive on a submarine exclusively available for a small number of riders to explore and experience Australia’s Great Barrier Reef like never before.

Uber and Queensland, Australia launch scUber as a new form of movement to help people discover the underwater beauty that exists on the Great Barrier Reef. Your Uber experience begins with a private Tesla transfer to the Nautilus Aviation helicopter pad. Take to the sky on a scenic flight over the Great Barrier Reef to the Quicksilver Cruises Agincourt Reef pontoon off the coast of Port Douglas before dipping below the surface with a one-hour scUber submarine.

Riders can book through the Uber app in Tropical North Queensland between June 9-18, 2019. There are limited spots available.

The details

Book through the Uber app

There will be two rides available for two people per ride on the following dates: June 9, June 11, June 12, June 14, June 15, June 17 and June 18. Each ride will be available to book through the Uber app at 7:30am on the dates specified. Availability is not guaranteed

The cost of each scUber experience will be $3,000 for two people. Uber will match the cost of all scUber rides and donate the equivalent amount to Citizens of the Great Barrier Reef.

The scUber experience will include:

  • Pickup and drop off from your location with the Uber app
  • Helicopter ride to the Quicksilver Cruises pontoon off the coast of Port Douglas
  • Ride in a scUber submarine (1 hour)
  • Return trip back to your original pickup address

Supporting the Great Barrier Reef

Andy Ridley, CEO of Citizens of the Great Barrier Reef

Uber recognises that the preservation and sustainable protection of the Great Barrier Reef is of global importance and has partnered with Citizens of the Great Barrier Reef to support their ongoing conservation initiatives the reef.

Uber has pledged $100,000 to Citizens of the Great Barrier Reef to help support their Reef conservation programs and will also be donating the equivalent value of every scUber ride taken to the Cairns-based company.

scUber will collect data to support reef research and monitoring whilst on the Great Barrier Reef and with tracking technology enabled, the sub will be visible in real-time on the Reef Tracks marine life tracker.

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