Blue Planet II

A Night At with Airbnb

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Spend three days and two nights onboard the Alucia, a world-leading oceanic research and exploration vessel used in the filming of Blue Planet II, thanks to BBC Earth and Airbnb.

The ship will become your home away from home in the Bahamas where you will dive into the mysteries of the deep with one of the Alucia's two submersibles.

Your adventure will begin with an introduction from your host, Blue Planet II producer Orla Doherty. Orla spent over 500 hours at depths up to 1000m working with the Alucia, so she knows a thing or two about the ship. With two submersibles, a helipad, the latest in technical diving, filming and scientific research equipment, as well as onboard comforts, this is an expedition ship like no other.

You will share meals with the crew and talk about their work, so come prepared for an active research trip where you’ll gain in depth knowledge about our ocean, its vital importance to the health of the planet, and the impact humans are having on its survival.

Research and exploration vessel, the Alucia, lowering one of two submersibles, the Deep Rover
Research and exploration vessel, the Alucia, lowering one of two submersibles, the Deep Rover

As part of your journey you’ll embark on a two-hour voyage that few have had the privilege to undertake. You’ll dive deep beneath the waves aboard one of Alucia's two submersibles, the TRITON 3300/3 or the Deep Rover, crafts well equipped for marine science research, shipwreck reconnaissance, and undersea videography. Highly maneuverable, able to withstand hundreds of pounds of pressure, and with almost 360 degree views, this is light-years beyond the average vacation snorkel.

Your room for two nights on board the Alucia.
Your room for two nights on board the Alucia.

You and your submarine pilot will explore the waters off of Cape Eleuthera, one of the most biologically diverse areas of the Atlantic ocean. Along the way you are sure to see a magical menagerie of underwater creatures, including some species of fish that make the island waters their home.

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