Queensland, Australia, in partnership with Uber, announces the launch of scUber, the world’s first rideshare submarine experience, coming to the Great Barrier Reef on May 27. This once-in-a-lifetime experience will offer riders an unfiltered lens to Australia’s underwater icon. For a limited time only, scUber riders will gain exclusive access to the world’s largest ecosystem, renowned as a biodiverse playground, rich in marine life and offering remarkable underwater experiences.
From 27 May, scUber will be available for a limited number of riders to request through the Uber app and riders will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the exquisite beauty of the Great Barrier Reef – all without the need for a snorkeling mask or a diving license!
The scUber experience will be available starting on Heron Island, off the coast of Gladstone in the Southern Great Barrier Reef region from May 27, before moving to Agincourt Reef off the coast of Port Douglas in Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef region from June 9.
scUber rides are charged at $1,500 AUD per person with a minimum cost of $3,000 AUD per ride and include scenic helicopter transfers to and from mainland Queensland. The scUber ride is an hour in duration and is bookable via the Uber app.
The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest and longest coral reef system and is home to 600 different types of coral (one third of the world’s coral species), approximately 1,625 species of fish and more than 1,000 islands. It is greater than 69 million football fields in size. Tourism to the Great Barrier Reef is significant, with almost three million tourists visiting the World Heritage Area every year. Around 80 per cent of all tourism activity occurs within 7 per cent of the Great Barrier Reef marine park.