Fiji Resort Offers DeepFlight Submersible Experience

By Paul Joseph

Guests staying at the ultra-luxurious Laucala Island in Fiji are to become the first to be offered trips aboard the DeepFlight Super Falcon submersible.

Invented by San Francisco-based Hawkes Ocean Technologies and owned by Dietrich Mateschitz, CEO of energy drinks giants Red Bull and also owner of Laucala Island, the DeepFlight Super Falcon two-person submersible will be made available for two hour trips during which island guests can delve deep into the waters of the South Pacific Ocean.

During the trips, the innovative underwater vehicle can do barrel rolls and make sharp turns, whilst providing passengers with stunning 360-degree views of coral reefs, exotic fish and sharks.

“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.”

Set amongst coconut plantations, sandy beaches, turquoise lagoons and lush green mountains, the resort on Laucala Island boasts 25 villas, with a stay in one costing $5,000. The entire island can also be hired at $150,000 per night for a maximum of 72 guests (5 nights minimum).

Once owned by the Forbes family, Laucala Island was purchased in 2002 by Dietrich Mateschitz and launched in 2011 as a private island resort.

The DeepFlight Super Falcon will be available to experience exclusively at the Laucala Island resort from July 1st.

By Paul Joseph