The CNN quotes, “With its luminous body seemingly hovering above the water, and five spidery legs plunging deep into the sea, this futuristic building could be the mother ship in a sci-fi film.” Well folks, we are talking about the world’s largest underwater hotel: ‘The Water Discus Hotel’.
Located in tropical island of Kuredhivaru in the Maldives, this under construction luxury multi-million dollar resort will feature 21 moveable rooms located underwater. "There are many people who will never have the courage to dive to these beautiful reefs. But here you will have the chance to explore an underwater world from the comfort of your bedroom." says hotel designer, Pawel Podwojewski, to CNN. Described as "Star Trek meets the undersea world of Jacques Cousteau," this outstanding structure is worth $50 million. The unique super structure is the brainchild of Polish company Deep Ocean Technology.
The illuminating hotel features two large disc-shaped lounges seven-meters above the sea, housing a luxury restaurant and spa. The lounges are connected to a glass tunnel plunging 30-meters below water leading to the spacious bedrooms. This ultra unique spaceship may be stationed deep in the ocean but its luxury facilities reach the sky that includes a helicopter landing pad and a rooftop swimming pool. Guests can sit back and enjoy views of the vivacious reefs and marine life under water, all from the comfort of their bed. The hotel also provides guided diving facilities where guests can dive straight from the hotel's airlock compartment, including its own decompression chamber. The more adventurous ones can take a ride in a three-passenger deep-sea submarine.
The builders have also taken specific measures to sustain the surrounding ecosystem. "To preserve the natural environment we have developed couple of kinds of foundations depending on the local conditions," said Podwojewski.