Uber launches submarine rides on the Great Barrier Reef

You’re visiting far north Queensland and you fancy having a close-up look at the Great Barrier Reef – just Uber it.

The new Uber underwater experience on the Great Barrier Reef follows a partnership between Tourism and Events Queensland and Uber.

scUber riders will get a pickup from their location with the Uber app, a return scenic helicopter ride to the reef, and a one hour ride in a scUber submarine

The scUber experience will be available starting on Heron Island, off the coast of Gladstone, from May 27, before moving to Agincourt Reef, off the coast of Port Douglas, from June 9.

“We’re thrilled to partner with Uber to showcase the beauty of the reef through this innovative experience,” said Tourism and Events Queensland CEO Leanne Coddington.

“In late 2018, consumer research identified that exploring the Great Barrier Reef in a submarine was the most desired future travel experience sought by visitors. scUber makes this wish a reality and reaffirms Queensland tourism’s commitment to providing locals and visitors alike with truly remarkable ways to explore nature’s wonderland.”

Susan Anderson, regional general manager of Uber, Australia and New Zealand, said they were pleased to help showcase the Reef to the world with the launch of scUber.

“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,” she said.

The scUber experience will cost $1500 per person.