Sleep With The Fishes
:: POSEIDON WILL BE the world's first permanent sea floor one-atmosphere undersea resort!
++ L. Bruce Jones / U. S. Submarines / Poseidon Undersea Resort
Currently in the final design stages, Poseidon will be the world's first sea floor resort complex. The resort will be a unique, intimate and exclusive, five-star destination providing the highest possible levels of luxury and service. Poseidon's guests will experience a marvelous ambiance of comfort and camaraderie that will not soon be forgotten. The first Poseidon Undersea Resort is scheduled to open before the end of 2007.
Poseidon was conceived and developed by L. Bruce Jones, the President of U.S. Submarines, Inc. and engineered by the tremendously experienced staff at U.S. Submarines. Years of painstaking effort and design refinement with expert advice from outside world-class consultants has resulted in the world's first viable undersea luxury resort.
The site of the first Resort, in the Bahamas, is just a short plane ride from South Florida. This is a site where water clarity and marine life are both exceptional.
The Poseidon Undersea Resort will be a true five-star facility offering the finest wine and cuisine and the highest levels of service. The entire experience will be designed to foster an ambiance of comfort and camaraderie among guests. There will be a visiting celebrity program and regular guest lecturers. Diving lessons and expeditions will be available onsite and a swim with the dolphins program may also be implemented. Excursions on a deep diving submarine are also likely.
In summary, the underwater portion of the resort will consist of:
- 20 Luxury Suites
- 2 Service Areas
- Central Corridor Assembly
- Restaurant, Bar/Lounge, Kitchen
- Grand Poseidon Suite
- Nautilus Suite
During daylight hours it is not possible to look into the individual suites from underwater. At night, guests will be able to opaque various areas of the acrylic to protect their privacy.
There are 20 luxury suites, each 51 m2 (550 ft2) in size and comprising a bedroom with large jacuzzi tub, a sitting room with views of a private coral garden, and a bathroom with a toilet and bidet, two sinks and a shower. All the rooms are superbly appointed. Ceilings and seaward walls are composed of acrylic and offer spectacular views of individual coral gardens and the ocean beyond. Guests may actuate exterior underwater lights and automatic fish feeders from control consoles in their sitting rooms.
Two spectacular large themed suites, the Captain Nemo Suite and the Grand Poseidon Suite will also be available.
The exclusive undersea gourmet restaurant and bar are located in one of the main end units which is 20 meters (65 feet) in diameter and contains an area of 308 square meters (3,300 square feet). The periphery of each unit is composed of 24 flat panels of acrylic providing a continuous view of nearly 360 degrees. In the center of the restaurant above the bar is an 8 m (26 ft) diameter transparent acrylic dome.
The restaurant will rotate 360 degrees in a 40 minute period. High backed booths will face outward and seat 4-6 people and will be interspersed with larger conventional tables.
An attached submarine garage would provide access to a 4-passenger, 1000 foot capable submersible for local exploration.
Note from Technophile: With the exception of the central corridor, which is permanently fixed to the structural base of the facility, each individual unit is neutrally buoyant and capable of being removed from the complex - and the water - if necessary. All important systems are shore-based or inside the complex, where they are easy to maintain. Automated viewport cleaning systems obviate the laborious and expensive need for divers to clean the viewport surfaces of marine growth.:: Source: [U.S. Submarines, Inc.]
:: Innovation: First undersea resort to offer the comfort of living underwater at one atmosphere pressure.
:: Available: Before the end of 2007.