Hoteliers around the world have planned luxury accommodations in the deep. A few modest underwater hotels already exist, but some of the most ambitious attempts may not make it past the blueprint stage.
L. Bruce Jones, the president of U.S. Submarines, has been working on the Poseidon Undersea Resort for over a decade. The five-star hotel is set to be built on a 225-acre private island in Fiji, surrounded by a 5,000 acre lagoon.
The as-yet-unlaunched Poseidon bills itself as luxury lodging for the adventurous sort -- to the tune of $15,000 or more for an underwater package. Activities will include piloting a personal Triton submarine, scuba diving in the lagoon's clear water and riding as a passenger on a 1,000-foot luxury submersible.
Those hoping to be future guests at Poseidon are welcomed to pre-register on the hotel's website, but those 150,000 people who have already registered could be waiting for a while. According to the New York Times, Jones and his team have been working on the hotel plans since 2001 -- and it was slated to open in 2009.
But that hasn't stopped Jones. In April 2013, Poseidon announced it's already scoping out locations for a second resort.