Always Wanted A Sleepover With Sharks? Then You May Want To Read This!

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Here is some good news for those that are looking for adventure in their lives. Peer-to-peer rental site Airbnb is accepting applications for people that want to experience a sleepover with the 35 sharks that reside at France's Aquarium de Paris.

While the guests will not be swimming with the fish, they will be eerily close — In an underwater bedroom that has been submerged 33-ft into the large shark exhibit that contains 3 million liters of water. The circular room features floor to ceiling windows allowing guests to enjoy a 360° view of the surroundings as they relax, or as is more likely, clutch on to the edges of their comfortable bed. For those worried that the glass walls may rupture, Airbnb says the room was extensively tested in the Mediterranean Sea before being installed in the aquarium's shark tank and is perfectly safe.

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As you may have guessed, the room which is already in place to allow the sharks to get accustomed to it, is not a typical Airbnb rental. It is only available for the nights of April 11, 12, and 13 and is free for three lucky guests. But to "book" the room, individuals have to enter a competition telling the rental company a little bit about themselves and more importantly, "why they belong with the sharks for a night."

The lucky winners will be greeted and taken on a guided tour of the aquarium by world record-breaking freediver, underwater photographer, and shark conservationist Fred Buyle. They and a guest of their choice will then be treated to an elaborate dinner alongside the shark tank, after which they will be lowered down into the underground bedroom and left alone to enjoy their sleepover with the fish.

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Guests are forbidden to take photos in the dark because the sharks are sensitive to light. The site also warns visitors from trying to dive in or swim with the sharks. However, we have a feeling that will not be an issue even for the brave souls that decide to accept this scary endeavor.

And in case you are wondering, once the contest is over, the underwater bedroom will be converted into a research room to allow scientists to observe natural shark behavior.

Resources: Gizmag.com,cnbc.com

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1822 Comments
  • wolf-angle
    wolf-angleFriday, September 11, 2020 at 6:49 am
    But cool 😏
    • wolf-angle
      wolf-angleFriday, September 11, 2020 at 6:48 am
      And scary 😯😮
      • zaks
        zaksSaturday, July 4, 2020 at 5:35 pm
        That sounds really cool now I am thinking about entering and going to Paris just for that. That would be a dream come true to win. I think sharks are super cool. My guest of choice would be my little brother who also thinks sharks are cool.
        • roseshell
          roseshellSaturday, July 4, 2020 at 4:42 pm
          Soo so cool
          • wscurry
            wscurryFriday, June 19, 2020 at 1:12 pm
            i would never ever do that!
            • animereina2020
              animereina2020Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 6:36 pm
              Have any of you tried the Leap of Faith water slide? I haven't, but what I do know is that there are sharks surrounding the tube as you go down the ride underwater. What is even scarier is that you can see them swimming around....😬
              • zaks
                zaksSaturday, July 4, 2020 at 5:32 pm
                I think that sounds really cool.
              • wither
                witherMonday, March 9, 2020 at 11:29 pm
                I want that shark pillow.
                • samurai
                  samuraiMonday, March 9, 2020 at 8:00 am
                  I want to join
                  • herminefanhd
                    herminefanhdSaturday, February 8, 2020 at 11:53 am
                    I want to enter the contest
                    • zan manWednesday, November 6, 2019 at 5:05 pm
                      this is soooooooooooooooo cool could I try