Uber is now doing submarine trips to the Great Barrier Reef

Uber is now doing submarine trips to the Great Barrier Reef

While we trust Uber to transport us to meetings, and safely get us home after a night out, it appears that the ride-hailing app have expanded their offering.

''scUber'' is the world's first ride-sharing submarine service, and it transports you to the depths of Australia's Great Barrier Reef. Offering you a round trip to the world's largest coral reef, it's one of the most unique ways to visit one of the seven wonders of the world.

Credit: Tourism and Events Queensland

According to Insider, passengers will enjoy a five-star ride in a two-seater submarine called Barry - which you can book through the app.

scUber will work similarly to the Uber app, and passengers can even rate their driver.

Queensland-based riders will have to enter their destination as the Great Barrier Reef, before being picked up by a helicopter, and transported to Barry's departure point.
This is no standard Uber journey, however, as scUber will need to know more than just your location. Prior to the trip, an operator will call you to ask your weight, and to confirm that you haven't accidentally booked the trip.

Credit: Tourism and Events Queensland

As could be expected, the hour-long journey doesn't come cheap. A deep-sea trip to the Great Barrier Reef will cost customers $2,060 for two people, including the helicopter drop-off.
scUber has rented the Barry submarine and its crew for four weeks in partnership with Tourism & Events Queensland, and have pledged to ''match every fare with a donation to Citizens of the Great Barrier Reef''.

The charity helps protect the reef from ''climate change, coral bleaching and over-tourism''.

The package has limited availability and will only be available until the 18th of June.