Poseidon Undersea Resorts

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Poseidon Undersea Resorts
Parent U.S.Submarines, Inc
Website Poseideon Undersea Resorts

Poseidon Undersea Resorts was a proposed chain of underwater five-star resorts that was first slated to open by September 2008.[1] The first was to be located on a private island in Fiji. The project was to be the world's first permanent one-atmosphere seafloor structure.[2][3]

Concept[edit]

Poseidon was conceived and developed by L. Bruce Jones, president of U.S. Submarines, Inc.

Location[edit]

The proposed location was Katafanga Island in Fiji. With a design concept in mind, Jones needed to find an appropriate location. To help find it, Jones offered a $10,000 reward for anybody that came up with the perfect location for the venture. After taking the suggestion of a business associate, who recommended a reef off Eleuthera, an island in the Bahamas, negotiations began with the island's American owners. The negotiations did not go well, and after a year of failed back-and-forth offers the location was scrapped and sights were set off Fiji. The Poseidon undersea resort still doesn't exist.

Features[edit]

The resort was to feature twenty-two 550-square-foot (51 m2) guest rooms, an underwater restaurant and bar, a library, conference room, wedding chapel, spa and a 1,200-square-foot (110 m2) luxury suite.[1] Reservations at the resort were to be priced at $30,000 per couple per week.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Behar, Michael (2007), 1,200 Square Feet Under the Sea, Popular Science 270 (1): 64–68 
  2. ^ "Poseidon Resorts Overview". 
  3. ^ Hotel Rooms Promise Real Water Views, By JENNIFER CONLIN, Published: March 18, 2007, The New York Times

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