Introducing a world first on the Great Barrier Reef
Uber and Queensland, Australia, are giving riders the opportunity to explore the Great Barrier Reef in the world’s first rideshare submarine, scUber.
From May 27 to June 18, 2019, this once-in-a-lifetime experience will provide riders with an unfiltered view of an extraordinary underwater world, rich and diverse in marine life.
There are two ways to experience scUber: for participating countries, you can enter the global competition; or riders in selected Queensland cities will have the opportunity to request a scUber ride directly in the Uber app.
Take a deep dive
It’s the world-famous attraction that carries some sizeable tags – largest reef system and largest living organism on the planet – so it’s no surprise that there are big experiences to be had on the Great Barrier Reef.
scUber is a new way to have a completely immersive underwater experience in the home of 3,000 individual reefs, 900 islands and over 1,500 species of fish.
It represents approximately 10% of all coral reefs in the world.
The Great Barrier Reef is the size of about 70 million football fields.
It’s the largest natural feature on Earth and is the only living structure that can be seen from the moon.
The Great Barrier Reef is home to the ‘Great 8’ marine encounters: whales, turtles, manta rays, clown fish, sharks, potato cod, Maori wrasse and the giant clam.
The Reef is the world’s largest and longest coral reef system, stretching for 2,300km from the tip of Cape York in the north to Bundaberg in the south. That’s about the distance between New York and Dallas!
A World Heritage Area since 1981 and the world’s first reef ecosystem to be recognized by UNESCO, the Great Barrier Reef is highly protected and one of the best managed marine areas on Earth.
The ongoing preservation and sustainable protection of the Great Barrier Reef is one of global importance. Uber is proud to announce its partnership with Citizens of the Great Barrier Reef to support their conservation initiatives for the world’s largest ecosystem.
Uber will be donating $100,000 to Citizens of the Great Barrier Reef to help support their Reef conservation programs and will also be donating the equivalent value of every scUber ride taken to this important organization.
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