Would You Stay in This Underwater Hotel Room.... Teeming With Sharks?!

Would You Stay in This Underwater Hotel Room.... Teeming With Sharks?!

Not for the faint of heart, but a lifetime of bragging rights.

By Karen Gardiner

Remember The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' insane Dubai hotel, with its underwater suite? Well, you're welcome to visit Atlantis, The Palm for yourself — but that lodging option will set you back $8,000 a night.

If that seems just a tad out of range for mere mortals, here's a new listing offering a similar experience, and it will cost you — wait for it — nothing.

Airbnb is now offering its very first underwater bedroom, located in the shark tank at the Aquarium De Paris, 33 feet deep and immersed in three million liters of water. Oh yes, there will be sharks (35 of them, specifically) and "the only thing separating you from your neighbors is the 360-degree transparent wall."

The Shark Aquarium is on offer for just three nights, from April 11 through 13. It is completely free and the company will fly you out to Paris for the occasion. Wait what?

Yes, the trip is free — but you will need to earn it by writing a short essay describing yourself and why you should be chosen to spend a night with the sharks. The deadline is 11:59PM CET on April 3.

Upon arrival at the aquarium, three steely nerved winners and their partners will be greeted by the rather dishy free diver and shark conservationist-slash-enthusiast, Fred Buyle who, among many other achievements, can claim to have been "the eighth person to pass the 100-meter barrier on one breath of air." 

He's also done this before, having dived into the Paris Aquarium shark tank four times in the past two years. Buyle further promises to "dance alongside the sharks" before taking you on a tour of the aquarium. Now that we'd love to see!

After settling in and making some new sharp-toothed friends, you will enjoy "an intimate meal" inside the aquarium, "with gorgeous tank-side views of your favorite neighbors."

As always, there are house rules to observe when staying in someone (or something) else's home. Keep your heads and feet in the bedroom at all times, Airbnb advises. And no night swimming, no sleepwalking, and no selfies after dark (sharks are sensitive to light).

All photos via Airbnb

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