The state of the art, two–person winged submersible craft will be available for guest use starting July 1, 2014 and will add an “only at Laucala” feature to an already exclusive vacation experience.
With the Hawkes Ocean Technologies' submersible, guests will discover the pristine waters of the South Pacific Ocean without getting wet. Shallow lagoons, colorful reefs and tropical fish, such as coral trout, angelfish, lionfish, and octopus, surround Laucala Island making for an unparalleled underwater adventure. Just 40 minutes from the resort lies one of Fiji's most legendary dive sites, the Great White Wall, a dazzling vertical wall blanketed in soft white coral – guests will have 360 degree views of magnificent coral reefs, abundant fish, and sharks, amongst other marine life while sitting comfortably in the craft.
“We look forward to offering yet another exclusive and authentic experience to our guests with the new submersible,” said Laucala Island General Manager Andrew Thomson. “The guest experience at Laucala is all about the ultimate immersion with nature and the island itself – this experience helps bring them even closer to that goal. The waters off of Laucala Island, Fiji are the most amazing in the world, and we are confident this “only at Laucala” experience is one that guests will never forget.”
Once owned by the Forbes family as a private island escape, Laucala Island was purchased in 2002 by Dietrich Mateschitz, C.E.O. of Red Bull drink company, and launched in 2011 as a private island resort. The resort is 80 percent self-sustainable and prides itself on an integral philosophy, incorporating elements of the entire island into each guest's experience, from island-made spa products to cuisine derived from indigenous plants, fruit and aquatic life.
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