Sleep with sharks in an underwater bedroom
Aquarium de Paris is allowing visitors to sleep in the world’s first underwater bedroom – submerged in in its shark tank and surrounded by 35 of the deadly creatures.
Guests will sleep 10m underwater with a 360 degree view of the pool, which contains more than three million litres of water.
The aquarium is offering the opportunity from 11-13 April through a competition on Airbnb as it wants to teach people more about sharks, which they believe are the most misunderstood animals in the world.
Each night, four people will stay in the bedroom, with Fred Buyle, a world record-breaking freediver, underwater photographer, and shark conservationist as their host.
The diver will perform an underwater dance with the sharks, before taking the guests on a tour of the aquarium with one of the centre’s marine biologists to explain how the animals live and their importance to the ocean’s ecosystem.
Alexis. Powilewicz, CEO of Aquarium de Paris said: “We’re thrilled to be the first aquarium in the world to offer this chance for people to be more than simply visitors, but to get such an ‘immersive’ experience.
“Sharks are essential for the health of marine ecosystem. If they were to disappear, it would be a major threat to the ocean’s ecosystem. It is therefore crucial to be able to observe them in order to better protect them.”