Humans consist of 80% water, the earth consists of 80% water; without water there is no life. There have been many visions of colonising the sea -Jules Verne, Jean Gusto and several Japanese architects- but no one has ever managed to realise this dream. Nobody has ever been able to make living underwater possible.
World's adventurer travelers and undersea enthusiasts will have the opportunity to enjoy their unforgettable stay underwater to the heart of Bosphorus's exotic beauty soon:)
Nestled in the clear waters of the Bosphorus, of Istanbul, the Undersea Resort will be the world's first 7-seafloor resort underwater in incomparable luxury. Just think: traveling deeper into the sea than ever before for a world far below the waves... I'm impressed very much being a big crazy sea-world lover! The project claims that the Hotel is due to open until the year 2010 as it's also convinced that Istanbul is the Cultural Capital of Europe in 2010. Related news here.
Other projects are also currently under construction and include Hydropolis, a 220-suite hotel in Dubai, and the Shanghai Shimao Wonderland in Shanghai. Both also plan to open in 2009. Stated in the New York Times that as saying is to open other underwater resorts in the Caribbean, the Indian Ocean and the Mediterranean in the future.
If all goes well with construction, the countdown already started for Fiji's the Poseidon Undersea Resort to open by September 2008, that will be the world's first 6-seafloor resort at the bottom of the ocean, see above. Isn't it fabulous? It should be also very exciting to be able to traveling deep reaches of the ocean, and getting an up-close look at a new and mysterious environment. Submerged in 40 feet of water in a 5,000-acre coral lagoon near the coast of a narrow, 225 acre isle located northeastern Fiji, (see below, the ground plan). It's stated that you'll be able to spend your $15,000 a week (note that only 2 days of these nights will actually be spent underwater). I think that it will be the most fashion trend among the rich even though it seems a bit murky;)
If you are the one who has dreamt of visiting your imagination's wildest destinations like exploring the mysteries of the sea depths, then get your passport ready to Istanbul that offers an ultimate relaxation for body, mind and spirit:)