Airbnb launches a great opportunity for all thrillseekers. If you feel brave enough, you can become that very person who will spend a night in an underwater bedroom, where the only thing separating you from sharks is the 360-degree transparent wall.
Take into account that you can’t just purchase such a unique opportunity. Airbnb announces a competition with rather simple rules. The contest will take place from Tuesday, March 29th, 2016 until April 3rd, 2016 and is available only for those who have reached the age of 18.
All you will have to do is to sign in with an Airbnb account, click on the button ‘Enter to win’ on the “Night At the Shark Aquarium” listing page and present a story about yourself, explain why you want this amazing but still frightful experience. The entry is limited to 50-550 characters in English, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, and 50-300 characters in Chinese (Simplified or Traditional), Japanese or Korean.
The winners will be announced on social media on April 9th, 2016. Airbnb message center will inform winners by phone and email within 24 hours and each winner in its turn must confirm the acceptance of the Prize in writing within 12 hours of such notification.
On April 11th, 12th and 13th, the Aquarium de Paris will host the first-ever sleepover in the Shark Aquarium. Three lucky winners will be selected by the panel of judges consisting of members of the marketing teams of Airbnb and/or other authorized personnel or consultants chosen by Airbnb, and one independent judge.
The judges will take into account originality and creativity of the submitted story as well as the spirit of the submission. Airbnb promises winners a peaceful enclosure with a large cylindrical bed and breathtaking, immersive views of new sharp-toothed friends.
“Ever gaze into an aquarium and wonder what it’s like to live under water? Imagine yourself submerged in three million liters, in an aquarium ten meters deep, alongside 35 of the most majestic creatures on Earth: sharks! Experience what it’s like, even for a night, to live amongst these feared creatures. This is your once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to sleep in a underwater bedroom, where the only thing separating you from your neighbors is the 360-degree transparent wall.”
The winners will be guided on a tour through the aquarium by Fred Buyle, a world record-breaking freediver, underwater photographer, and shark enthusiast, and a marine biologist. They will get a foretaste of how sharks live, why they’re so misunderstood, and their importance to the ocean’s ecosystem.
The Aquarium de Paris was founded in 1867 and located in front of the iconic Eiffel Tower. The aquarium is unique as it is coupled with a movieum, showing some nature films and fictions). There are also pedagogical activities going on all through the day for kids.