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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1831 Comments
  • wolfieland
    wolfielandWednesday, May 5, 2021 at 7:11 am
    UM.NO. I have a phobia of sharks 😖
    • catgirl828
      catgirl828Friday, April 30, 2021 at 5:57 am
      amazing
      • catgirl828
        catgirl828Friday, April 30, 2021 at 5:51 am
        wow so cool
        • ilovekittens-21
          ilovekittens-21Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at 6:32 am
          I would love to do that, wouldn't you???
          • neonala
            neonalaMonday, December 7, 2020 at 11:04 am
            i would have died if it even got close to the glass and I wouldn't have slept at all
            • kotlcfitzphie12
              kotlcfitzphie12Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at 10:37 am
              Wow! If I did that, I would be scared to death!!!
              • horse123456
                horse123456Saturday, February 20, 2021 at 8:00 am
                I WOULD LOVE THAT 🐟🐟🐟
              • sally_fannight
                sally_fannightFriday, October 16, 2020 at 8:27 am
                wow
                • beast19
                  beast19Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at 7:54 am
                  I would LOVE to do that!
                  • 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 😯😮