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Red Bull Co-Founder Buys $1.7M ‘Underwater Plane’

A two-hour ride on it will cost Fiji resort guests $1,700


super falcon submersibleIf you want to spend time gliding underwater in a high-tech sub that resembles a jet plane, you’ll need to book a room at the Laucala Island resort in Fiji. Or spend $1.7 million to build your own.

That’s how much the billionaire co-founder of the popular Red Bull energy drink shelled out to buy a DeepFlight Super Falcon extreme submarine. The Super Falcon sports adjustable wings that permit the submersible to glide through the water like an airplane through the skies, rather than simply sinking and rising like traditional submarines. Passengers on the Super Falcon can take an extended view of the deep water surroundings through bubble domes, Forbes notes.

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Dietrich Mateschitz retained Hawkes Ocean Technologies to build the pricey underwater toy for guests his Fiji island resort, where rooms run about $4,200 a night.

Able to reach depths of about 400 feet, the Super Falcon is powered by lithium-ion batteries and can propel itself at 4-knots. A two-hour ride on the Super Falcon will cost resort guests $1,700.

Last year, Oracle’s (ORCL) billionaire CEO Larry Ellison spent $500 million to acquire most of a Lanai, a Hawaiian island. In February, he purchased a regional airline serving Hawaii’s major islands.

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