Hailing an Uber X? Please, that’s ancient technology. Last night, the transportation company announced its latest venture—scUber, a submarine that will cruise Australia’s famous Great Barrier Reef. From May 27 to June 18, visitors to Cairns, Port Douglas, and Heron Island can simply open up their Uber app and request a one-hour scenic submarine journey through the world’s largest reef. If you hail a ride, you’ll be sailing beneath the waves in an Aquatica Submarines Stingray submersible, a battery-operated vehicle that seats two, plus the pilot.
Of course, the submarine journey is a little pricier than your normal Uber ride—the fare is $3,000 AUD (approximately $2,000 USD) for two passengers, but it does include a scenic helicopter flight to the launch point, plus a traditional Uber to the heliport. And, perhaps most important, a portion of the proceeds will go directly to Citizens of the Great Barrier Reef, a community organization dedicated to the preservation of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Uber has also pledged to donate an additional $100,000 AUD (roughly $70,000 USD) to the group.
“At Uber, 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,” Susan Anderson, regional general manager of Uber Australia and New Zealand, said in a statement. “We’re looking forward to seeing how visitors to the Great Barrier Reef embrace this new form of movement and become advocates of the Reef for years to come.”
If scUber is a bit out of your budget, you can enter a contest to win a free ride for two—plus round-trip airfare and luxury accommodations. What better way to channel your inner Jacques Cousteau and explore the bucket-list Great Barrier Reef?
Originally Appeared on Architectural Digest