Eat Lunch 20 Feet Underwater

Rebecca OConnell
Courtesy of PER AQUUM Niyama
Courtesy of PER AQUUM Niyama / Courtesy of PER AQUUM Niyama

Want to eat with the fishes? Then check out Subsix, a new restaurant at the lavish PER AQUUM Niyama resort in the Maldives that lets diners eat six meters (around 20 feet) under the waves of the Indian Ocean.

Guests can enjoy the beautiful marine life as they dine on lobster medallions and wagyu beef tenderloins [PDF]. The space was originally a night club, but the area has been renovated to accommodate more activities including lunches, wedding proposals, and tours with a marine biologist.

To get there, guests are transported via boat 500 meters out into the ocean and then brought down a staircase. The "underwater playground" is bathed in the ambient blue light from the ocean water. From the giant windows, visitors can ogle more than 90 coral species and a plethora of aquatic animals.

The restaurant itself takes design ideas from the view: There's marine-themed furniture, coral-esque chandeliers hanging from the ceiling, and a clam-shaped bar.

People ordering seafood might be a little self conscious with live fish looking over their shoulders, but it's hard to deny eating underwater sounds pretty cool.