Why should the rich have all the fun? This luxury resort in Vietnam is taking guests to the unexplored depths of South China in glass enclosed submarine for a mere $45.

The South China Sea is home to 37% of reef fish species and 76% coral species. Its rich marine life includes giant oysters, sharks, eels, endangered sea turtles, and a variety of seabirds such as great crested terns and streaked shearwaters. How would you experience these wonders sitting in a hotel room? Understanding this, a resort in Vietnam has taken the guest experience several notches higher by diametrically opposite- underwater! Vinpearl complex on Hon Tre Island, have a chance to explore the fascinating marine world with a trip on an air-conditioned 24-person submarine. DeepView 24 can go as deep as 328ft, offering unparalleled views of the amazing aquatic world through massive panoramic 5.5-inch-thick acrylic windows.

It comes fitted with electric propulsion and steering, two 20-kW (27-hp) main thrusters, four 12.6-kW (17-hp) Vertran thrusters, and can reach a top speed of 3 knots. Guests nestle comfortably in a 50.5ft long submarine providing enough room to stand up in excitement. DeepView 24 offers 14 hours of underwater tourism on a full battery and is equipped with ten 20,000-lumen LEDs that light up at night to unweave the enigmas underwater. The DeepView subs are made by Triton, a Florida-based company making record-breaking submarines for the billionaires of our world. They are recognized for creating futuristic-looking personal submarines that can dive to a staggering depth of 13,123-feet, such as the 13000/2 TE or the incredible 660 AVA sub that doubles as a high-rollers’ club, a subsea dining venue, or even a cocktail bar.

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The more commercial variant DeepView 24, is rechristened Vinpearl Submarine Nha Trang, which goes on an unforgettable 30-minute voyage past shipwrecks and reefs, and marine life. As per DailyMail, Vinpearl said, ‘Triton has a demonstrated reputation for building submarines that can repeatedly and safely visit even the deepest points in our oceans. We knew their significant experience would ensure the safety of our oceans, the sub, and in turn, our guests. Their team has been committed to working with Vinpearl on this project since the beginning, and we hope our guests will value the experience we are sharing with them.’

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Tickets for the Vinpearl Submarine Nha Trang can be purchased online, at the Vinpearl ticketing office, or through a travel agent. They are priced at $60 for adults and $40 for children. The official Vinpearl website describes the experience as follows: ‘As the first and only tourist submarine in Vietnam, with its uniquely designed hull in 100% transparent acrylic, Vinpearl Submarine Nha Trang offers visitors a unique experience of infinity and vision and being fully immersed in the deep and magical space of the ocean.’

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