Uber to the Great Barrier Reef? Uber’s Submarine Rideshare, scUber

Heading to the Great Barrier Reef? Why not take an Uber there? Uber launched the world’s first submarine rideshare service aptly named scUber. The rideshare company teamed up with the Australian State of Queensland to let customers visit the Great Barrier Reef by submarine. scUber experiences are available through Uber’s app from May 27 to June 18, 2019.

 

 

How to participate in a scUber experience

According to Uber, there are two ways to participate in a scUber experience:

  • First, you can try your luck by entering the global competition. The winner gets an all-inclusive trip to the Great Barrier Reef for 2. All you need to do is to submit 25 words or less on “why you should experience the wonder of the Great Barrier Reef with scUber”. Click here for the link to enter the contest.
  • Alternatively, if you are already in selected Queensland cities, you can request a scUber ride directly in the Uber app. The cost of each experience will be AUD$ 3,000 for two people. Click here for more information.

 

Photo Source: Uber – https://scuberqueensland.com

 

The Destination: Australia’s Great Barrier Reef

There are many reasons why divers have Australia’s Great Barrier Reef in the #1 spot on their bucket list. For instance, It is the largest reef system and the single largest living organism on our planet. What’s more, the Great Barrier Reef alone accounts for roughly 10% of all coral reefs in the world. Being roughly the size of 70 million football fields, it is the only natural feature on Earth that can be spotted from the moon. Home to whales, manta rays, sharks, sea turtles, and other incredible marine animals, the Great Barrier Reef certainly is a diver’s paradise.

 

Photo Source: Uber – https://scuberqueensland.com

 

Donate to Citizens of the Great Barrier Reef

As divers and ocean enthusiasts, we all know the importance of preserving coral reefs. Raising awareness can be one of the most important steps in doing so.  Whether you prefer getting there in a wetsuit or staying dry in a submarine, this event is for a great cause with its recent media attention. Uber will be donating $100,000 plus the equivalent value of every scUber ride taken. Proceeds will go to the Citizens of the Great Barrier Reef organization in supporting their conservation initiatives.

For full details of the scUber experience, please visit https://scuberqueensland.com.

by Kelvin Chow,  Deepblu

 

Check Out these other articles on coral reef conservation:

Report On the Front Lines: The Green Fins’ Approach to Coral Reef Protection

Restoring Coral with the Amiga Island Foundation