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This Maldives island has just launched the world's first underwater ‘flight'

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  • By Lauren Godfrey
  • Published 22 May 2018
  • Published 22 May 2018

Travel is all about enjoying experiences that are a world away from your everyday, and the Maldives certainly offers a plethora of pinch-me moments. But the latest attraction to be available at Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru is certainly a story to repeat at the next dinner party. From 1st April 2018, this resort has teamed up with DeepFlight Adventures to launch three-person submarine flights in the Maldives’ only UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, the Landaa Giraavaru’s Baa Atoll home. 

What’s more, the submarine’s acoustic emissions have been minimalised to ensure little disruption to the marine life and it never lands on the seabed or reefs.

With a professional pilot at the controls, a maximum of two guests can fly above coral formations, ride alongside shoals of colourful fish and even spot wild dolphins, rays, sharks and beautiful turtles… all from the safety of the dry submarine. No swimming required, no uncomfortable snorkel and no PADI certificate required – what’s not to love? Plus, the submarine can dive to a depth of 120-feet (37 metres) allowing you to discover even more creatures of the deep than via other means.

The submarine itself is one of DeepFlight’s most advanced models yet. A high-performance submarine, the Super Falcon 3S represents the pinnacle of personal submarine technology. Environmentally friendly, the submarine is battery-operated and offers unparalleled underwater flying from the safety, and comfort, of a personal pressurised and air-conditioned cockpit that comes complete with individual 360-degree viewing domes. What’s more, the submarine’s acoustic emissions have been minimalised to ensure little disruption to the marine life and it never lands on the seabed or reefs.

Commenting on the launch, Four Seasons Regional Vice President Armando Kraenzlin said, “At Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru, we have long been aligned with DeepFlight’s mission to bring awareness to the oceans. These submarine excursions redefine marine exploration and bridge the gap between the world we see above the waves and the one that exists below. We couldn’t be prouder to be the first resort in the world to launch the DeepFlight Super Falcon 3S.”
Guests will not only discover the world beneath the waves but will also be educated on the wonders of the underwater ecosystem with real-time commentary from the knowledgeable pilot. 

The excursion takes approximately one hour from boarding to end, and costs $1500 USD (+12 percent GST) per flight. Children must be aged 7 or above and be taller than 4-feet (1.2 metres). Maximum weight and height restrictions do apply.
 

Reservations are integral so please get in touch with one of our personal travel managers to arrange your Maldives getaway and once-in-a-lifetime experience… trust us, you won’t regret it!
Call now on 0203 816 0985 or click here to submit an enquiry.

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