AirBnB's Latest Competition Gives You the Chance to Stay in the Blue Planet II Exploration Ship

By Tom Pritchard on at

There seem to be a lot of instances of booking sites giving ordinary people the chance to stay somewhere outlandish and spectacular. Laterooms did it with the iconic Coke Lorry just before Christmas, and AirBnB offered one lucky family the chance to stay in Denmark's Lego House.

Now the latter is back with a new competition, with a chance to win a stay in the Alucia - the exploration vessel used in Blue Planet II.

The stay is from 4th to 8th April this year, with two nights on the Alucia itself and a further two nights on the mainland. There are three chances to win, and each winner gets to bring a guest with them. That means six people will be getting the chance to stay on the ship and have a trip 1000 metres down into the deep dark ocean in one of the Alucia's two submersibles.

The trip will be hosted by Blue Planet II producer Orla Doherty who spent over 500 hours in the submarine filming for the BBC documentary series. Oh, the Alucia will in the Bahamas at the time, which means it should be lovely weather. All food, transportation, and entertainment is included, so you don't need to worry about any logistics if you win - other than getting time off work.

All you need to do to enter is head over to AirBnB and fill in the competition form, including a description of your dream deep-sea adventure and what you'd like to explore beneath the surface of the ocean.

There's a long list of terms and conditions over on AirBnB, which you should probably read if you hope to enter, but for now know there are some rules about life on the Alucia:

  • No skinny dipping. The fish might be watching.
  • Avoid watching Jaws or The Abyss before your trip.
  • No sleepwalking or night swimming.
  • No selfies with the deep sea creatures.
  • No fishing--we don’t eat our research subjects.
  • Leave the high heels and tie pins at home--this is a research vessel, not a cruise ship.

So what are you waiting for? Get your essay on and get your entry in.

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