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Not content with the roads, Uber goes underwater

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Published on May 23, 2019 - Duration: 00:56s

Not content with the roads, Uber goes underwater

The Australian state of Queensland and ridesharing company Uber announced on Thursday they would be launching ScUber, the world's first rideshare submarine on the Great Barrier Reef.

Megan Revell reports.

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Not content with the roads, Uber goes underwater

Flying taxis in Dubai, hyperloop testing in California, and now this: the world's first submarine rideshare in Australia, aptly named ... scUber.

(SOUNDBITE) (English) QUEENSLAND MINISTER FOR INNOVATION AND TOURISM INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENT, KATE JONES SAYING: "We all know that you can see the Great Barrier Reef from space, but from today you'll be able to see the Great Barrier Reef from the world's very first ride-sharing submarine.

ScUber is a great initiative where we'll be able to showcase the beautiful Great Barrier Reef to the world." As if food delivery, flying taxis, and self-driving tech weren't enough, it seems Uber is conquering the open sea, too.

Launched alongside the state of Queensland, the experience sees passengers shepherded to the reef's murky depths via car, helicopter and the scUber sub.

A bit pricier than your average rideshare however, the temporary experience will set customers back over a thousand dollars a ride.

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