It was a pun ready to take place – Uber has introduced an underwater ride-hailing assistance named, naturally, ScUber.
ScUber is a partnership with Tourism and Occasions Queensland, and will consider pairs of passengers for a trip to Australia’s Fantastic Barrier Reef.
You can e-book your journey as a result of the common Uber app, but compared with UberX, UberXL or UberBLACK, which are charged dependent on a flat payment, as well as prices of charge and length, a dip in the sub will established you again a flat cost of AU$1,500 (about $1,000, £800) per person. It usually takes two to dive, so that cost will be doubled for every single sub.
Which is rather steep, but you will be helping save the reef you’re checking out as section of the challenge, Uber is donating $100,000 to Citizens of the Wonderful Barrier Reef to support maintain the delicate coral ecosystem.
ScUber will never be sticking all over for long. You will be capable to hail a sub from Heron Island amongst Might 27 and June 3, and from Agincourt Reef, off the coast of Port Douglas, among June 9 and June 18.
“We’re on the lookout ahead to seeing how guests to the Excellent Barrier Reef embrace this new variety of movement and develop into advocates of the reef for a long time to arrive,” stated Susan Anderson, regional general supervisor of Uber, Australia and New Zealand.