Fijian private island resort Laucala Island has become the first resort in the world to offer a DeepFlight Super Falcon submersible experience. The world’s most advanced series of underwater craft is available at an cost of $2,000 per hour, and adds an “only at Laucala” feature to an already exclusive travel experience.
At 21ft-long with a wingspan of 9ft the Hawkes Ocean Technologies’ two–person winged submersible reaches extraordinary depths of 120m and will fly through the ocean at six knots - nearly seven miles per hour - to discover parts of our planet that no human has ever witnessed. Just 40 minutes from the resort lies one of Fiji’s most legendary dive sites, the Great White Wall, a dazzling vertical wall blanketed in soft white coral. Guests will have 360 degree views of magnificent coral reefs, abundant fish, and sharks, amongst other marine life while sitting comfortably in the craft. Shallow lagoons, colourful reefs and tropical fish, such as coral trout, angelfish, lionfish, and octopus, surround Laucala Island making for an unparalleled underwater adventure. The Deep Flight submersible features LED lights and low electromagnetic fields, keeping sea animals and the environment healthy.
“We are excited to offer yet another exclusive and authentic experience to our guests with the new submersible,” said Laucala Island General Manager Andrew Thomson. “The guest experience at Laucala is all about the ultimate immersion with nature and the island itself – this experience helps bring them even closer to that goal. The waters off of Laucala Island, Fiji are the most amazing in the world, and we are confident this “only at Laucala” experience is one that guests will never forget.
”Once owned by the Forbes family as a private island escape, Laucala Island was purchased in 2002 by Dietrich Mateschitz, C.E.O. of Red Bull drink company, and launched in 2011 as a private island resort. The resort is 80 percent self-sustainable and prides itself on an integral philosophy, incorporating elements of the entire island into each guest’s experience, from island-made spa products to cuisine derived from indigenous plants, fruit and aquatic life.
Laucala Island can be booked from $5,000 per night per villa, inclusive of all food and wines, and return private plane transfer from Nadi, the international airport of Fiji. Guests will be transferred from Nadi to Laucala Island via the resort’s King Air B200 in 50 minutes.
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