Down Under SubmarinesSunshine Coast
The Beatles lived in one and now it's possible for you to dive in one, off the Sunshine Coast.
Down Under Submarines is the brand new submarine experience that allows you to go 30 metres below the ocean's surface. The SUBCAT-30 (which is yellow, naturally) is the first of it's kind in Australia: a hybrid vessel, that can both dive underwater and travel on top of the water’s surface like a catamaran
Coming down and going back up are arguably the highlights; a special hull above the water allows passengers the unusual, weighted experience of both submersion and refloating.
Cruising along at 30 metres below will make you feel like you're in a James Bond movie, and you'll even get to check out the control room.
A heap of super cool, submarine-esque circular windows allows you to see coral, fishies, and anything swimming with the fishies, such as mermaids and deposed Mafia chiefs.
There's two options: the 'Submarine Dive Experience' which has a dive time of around 30 minutes plus 20 minutes surface travel, and the ‘Yellow Submarine Cruise’ will go for an hour at sunset just outside Mooloolaba’s main beach or along sheltered canals, depending on the weather conditions.
The Submarine Dive Experience costs $253 for adults and the Yellow Submarine Cruise $55 for adults, with a 20% discount offered for the first 100 purchases.