Underwater bedroom, Zanzibar

Step inside Africa's first underwater hotel room. When the Manta Resort on the Zanzibari island of Pemba opened its first underwater hotel room this month, it became the second in the world.

The room was designed by Swedish artist Mikael Genberg, who also built the first underwater hotel room in a lake in Sweden. The Manta Resort room sits four meters beneath the surface (that's just over 13 feet, three feet deeper than the room in the Swedish lake).

The three-tiered suite includes a roof deck, a landing deck at sea level with a lounge and bathroom, and of course the underwater bedroom surrounded by windows that afford a wrap-around view of a nearby coral reef and dozens of species of fish.  The windows are under-lit to offer a good view of the ocean at all times. Anchor cables tether the structure to the sea floor so there is no need to worry about floating of during the night! 

(Photographer: Jesper Anhede)

 

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