Underwater Hotel Leads Way in Restoring Reefs.
The trend has been dubbed “inner space tourism” by Tony Webb, managing director of the new Planet Ocean Underwater Hotel, which is in development after receiving a U.S. patent for its innovative design last year. Webb even describes the 12-room luxury submarine hotel, which will float about 30 feet beneath the ocean surface, as being “like the International Space Station.” Just like the ISS, the property presents an exciting opportunity to do some science. Planet Ocean aims to donate 10 percent of its proceeds to coral reef restoration — and wherever the movable hotel is located, marine biologist Dr. Thomas Goreau will grow a natural coral reef habitat in that same area. The plan includes relocations to various sites around the world. (Huffington Post 3/11/2016)