More importantly, the rooms will be submerged 10ft to 30ft under water and have clear acrylic wall and ceiling panels that give guests spectacular in-ocean views. No scuba gear or training is needed to get in and out of the hotel, as all guests are transported via an elevator on the surface, allowing them to avoid ever stepping foot in the water. Conveniently, the hotel is also easily movable in case of any emergency.
No word on when construction will start in Tampa, but plans are already underway. Additionally, Planet Ocean Underwater has a list of other potential locations it'd like to build in on its website, which include the waters of Hawaii, Cuba, the Maldives, the Philippines, and the Bahamas among others. You can also enter to win a free stay at the coming hotel here.
So, bust out those Sebastian the crab vocals. Or don't, cause water-proof does not mean sound-proof.
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Kara King is a News Writer at Thrillist and wants a voice like Sebastian the crab. Send news tips to email@example.com and follow her at @karatillie.