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ScUber = Submarine + Uber

ScUber = Submarine + Uber
By Relaxnews
June 03, 2019
A select few Australians were able to book an Uber submarine to the Great Barrier Reef

Since last week—in what Uber pitched as a world-first—people in Queensland state were able to order a ride through the Uber app on a two-person submarine and tour the World Heritage site. A piloted battery-powered "scUber", costing AUD $1,500 per person, is taking 20 dives between May 27 and June 18 with each trip lasting an hour.

The sub takes two passengers down to 20 metres below sea level and along designated dive paths around the reef, in partnership with environmental advocacy group Citizens of the Great Barrier Reef.

Susan Anderson, general manager for Uber Australia and New Zealand, said the company was committed to encouraging ride-sharing to make "conscious behaviour changes" to travel in more efficient and sustainable ways. A scUber booking includes a helicopter trip to the submarine's dive location. The Great Barrier Reef is home to more than 1,500 fish species and coral varieties, but has been seriously damaged by pollution and climate change.

See also: 5 Things You Need To Know About Grab x Uber

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TravelUberGreat Barrier ReefQueenslandScUberSubmarineAustralia

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