One of the most interesting destinations we have come across is Jules’ Undersea Lodge in the Florida Keys. For the first time ever, an authentic underwater research habitat is open and available to the average person. Although still used as a research lab, you will be happy to hear that it has air conditioning, hot showers, a fully stocked galley, music, VCR/DVD and unlimited diving for certified divers. Spend the night in the type of hotel science fiction writers once only dreamed of, spend your time living within the sea!
Located at the bottom of the Emerald Lagoon in Key Largo Undersea Park, you will discover that Jules’ Undersea Lodge is not a marketing gimmick as you scuba dive 21 feet below the surface to enter. Your unique experience will begin as you travel through the tropical mangrove habitat and make your approach to the world’s only underwater hotel. The Undersea Lodge actually serves as an artificial reef, which will give you a very active marine environment with plenty of sea creatures to observe from Jules’ big 42 inch round windows as well as while you are out diving.
Jules’ Undersea Lodge offers a variety of packages:
- Jules’ Undersea Luxury Package
Enjoy Jules’ Undersea Luxury from a 1:00 pm check-in until a 10:00 am check-out. Your stay includes all dive gear, a gourmet dinner prepared by their “mer-chef” and breakfast in the morning. Guests can stay multiple days without surfacing.
- European Style Package
Experience the thrill of life underwater from 3:00 pm until 9:00 am, with unlimited diving for certified divers. Dive gear, a light dinner and breakfast are included in the stay.
- Jules’ Undersea Lodge Mini Adventure
Can’t stay for the night? You can scuba over for a 3 hour visit to the lodge. Enjoy unlimited diving for certified divers, watch a movie, listen to music, or just relax and enjoy the tranquility of Innerspace.
- The Ultimate Romantic Getaway Package
This is the perfect package for Honeymooners, offering all of the amenities of the Jules’ Undersea Luxury package, but with the guaranteed exclusive use of the world’s only underwater hotel. Extras include mood music, fresh flowers, seafood appetizer, and mer-chef service for breakfast.
While you’re visiting Jules’ Undersea Lodge earn yourself a PADI or NAUI certification by taking their Habitat Specialty Program. Jules’ Undersea Lodge is the only place you will ever earn this particular specialty. Visit Jules’ overnight stays page to learn more about the offerings and to find out the medical restrictions (Your stay at the lodge is considered a dive and diving places stress on your body; in order to be able to stay, you need to be in good health)
Jules’ Undersea Lodge also offers a unique underwater wedding package for couples looking for a truly different way to begin your marriage. Featured on “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous” and other TV shows worldwide, the hotel is the first and only in the world to offer weddings and honeymoons at five fathoms! Guests scuba dive to enter the hotel, which has a wet room entrance area, two bedrooms and a common room, which is a combination living room, dining area and kitchen. You are provided exclusive use of the Lodge for an intimate setting for both the wedding and honeymoon. Check-in time is at 1:00 pm, check-out time is at 10:00 am. The couple will earn their Aquanaut Certificates and qualify for an optional Underwater Habitat/Aquanaut specialty rating. Extended underwater honeymoons in the hotel are also available. On arrival to the hotel, the wedding couple is greeted by romantic music and fresh flowers in every room. The ceremony is usually conducted at 3:00 pm by a notary public, who dives down for the nuptial service. A toast and the cutting of the cake follow the ceremony. Dinner offers a caviar appetizer, a choice of lobster or steak, a hearts of palm salad and dessert. The hotel “mer-chef” scuba dives to the hotel to prepare the meal and serve the newlyweds. The chef also prepares breakfast the following morning.
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