Uber has made commutes (on the road) easier across the globe and the marquee is now bracing forward to facilitate your underwater travels! Enter scUber – the brand’s first ever submarine service that takes riders to select Great Barrier Reef locations in a bid to support its protection and conservation. Not exactly as cheap as your UberPool, the unique riding sharing, however, will cost users a whopping $3000 for two!
The limited period offer will be available from Heron Island and the Agincourt Reef near Port Douglas between May 27 to June 8 and June 9 to 18 respectively. To avail the scUber, users will have to login to the Uber app at 7.30am, select the scUber option and request for ‘Great Barrier Reef’ as their destination. The system will operate on a first-come-first-serve basis with only one scUber ride available for each day. Though pricey, the entire experience will include an Uber X pickup and a helicopter ride to and from the submarine departure site, as well as a one-hour underwater dip!
Commenting on the initiative, Susan Anderson, regional general manager of Uber in Australia and New Zealand said, “We believe good things happen when people move — whether that’s by getting people from A to B in their city, or by making dreams come true experiencing the world’s greatest natural wonder, the Great Barrier Reef,” Earlier in the year, Uber also launched the Uber Boat – a unique service offering voyages between three tourist spots in Mumbai.