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This Airbnb listing offers an undersea trip with the Blue Planet II research ship

There are all manner of interesting rooms, flats and houses listed on Airbnb, but the Alucia ship from the BBC’s Blue Planet II is probably the most unusual.

Teaming up with BBC Worldwide, Airbnb is offering two nights on the Blue Planet II research vessel which not only offers a utilitarian but comfortable looking room for two but the change to go and explore the ocean depths in on of the ship’s submersibles during a stay which should cover three days in total.

“As part of your journey you’ll embark on a voyage that few have had the privilege to undertake. You’ll dive deep beneath the waves aboard one of the two submersibles on the ship, the TRITON 3300/3 or the Deep Rover, crafts well equipped for marine science research, shipwreck reconnaissance, and undersea videography,” explains the listing’s description.

“Highly manoeuvrable, able to withstand hundreds of pounds of pressure, and with almost 360 degree views, this is light years beyond the average vacation snorkel.”

As tantalising as this may sound to Blue Planet fans, you can’t simply book the room. Instead you have to enter a competition by describing your “ideal deep sea adventure” in no more than 550 characters.

The lucky winner and their fellow guest will then have to be free on April 4 to April 8 2018. So there are a few hurdles in the way of getting booked in with this unique Airbnb listing.

Furthermore, as the vessel will be on an active research trip, there are some stringent house rules that ban selfies with deep sea creatures and require visitors to be fluent in English and not have a desire to go skinny dipping. We doubt these rules will put off keen ocean explorers from having a go at the competition.

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