First Underwater Hotel Room Opens Off The African Coast

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Africa opened its first underwater Hotel this month, making it the second in the world. The room, at the Manta Resort on the  Zanzibari island of Pemba, was designed by Swedish artist Mikael  Genberg who also built the first underwater hotel room in a lake in Sweden. The Manta Resort room sits 4 meters beneath the  surface (that’s just over 13 feet, three feet deeper than the room in the  Swedish lake).The three-tiered suite  includes a roof deck, a landing deck at sea level with a  lounge and bathroom, and of course the underwater Bedroom surrounded by windows that afford a nearly 360-degree view of a nearby coral  reef and dozens of species of fish. Anchor wires tether the structure to the sea  floor.

A  stay in the underwater hotel room goes for $900 a night as a single or $1,500 a  night as a couple.

Starting from the top, guests can  sunbathe on the bed of the roof deck, or stargaze in an area with almost  non-existent light pollution.

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The  three-tiered underwater room is anchored to the sea floor with two  cables.

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The  room sits just over thirteen feet deep in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Tanzania.

 

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Here’s  the view from inside the underwater bedroom.

 

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The  windows are under-lit to offer a good view of the ocean at all  times.

 

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At  night, the lights really show off the fishy inhabitants.

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