What happens when you combine scuba diving with luxury accommodation? You get the Planet Ocean Underwater Hotel . Tony Webb, the man behind the crazy idea, had a dream to build a boutique-style hotel 30 feet below the water’s surface. And his dream finally came true. After planning, drafting and researching, his ambitious project is now patented and approved, expected to cost about $3 million.

Where will Webb build the hotel? Target locations include Malaysia, Hawaii and Bahamas. The number one choice is Maldives. To provide beautiful underwater views, a hotel like this needs tropical waters, good diving and plentiful marine life. If you’re worried about the hotel’s affect on aquatic life, you’ll be happy to know that some of the hotel’s profits will support coral reef restoration projects worldwide.
There’s no need to scramble for a scuba licence — you’ll be able to access the hotel through a pressure-protected elevator. The hotel will have 12 rooms with panoramic views of aquatic life — reef, fish, turtles, sharks, you’ll see it all. You’ll even get Wi-Fi, which means your Instagram will likely be flooded with photos of tropical fish — no filter required. Since tropical locations are sometimes hit by hurricanes, an electromagnetic drive will allow the hotel to shift locations and seek shelter from storms and threats.

Webb promises a prototype in a few months. According to the hotel’s website, room rates will range from $3,000 to $6,000. The rates include 5 p.m. cocktails and room service.