bedroom1Have you slept undersea lately? is the hotel motto at Jules’ Undersea Lodge. Jules’ once served as an undersea research facility, and in fact it still does, but now it’s opened its accommodations to paying guests and become a hotel of sorts.

Located in Key Largo, Florida, the lodge is the only one of its kind in the world and actually requires a scuba dive 21 feet below the sea’s surface for admittance. The small surroundings feature hot showers, a stocked kitchen, books, music and videos but the main attraction is the huge window which looks out at the sea as the fish come around to check out the new inhabitants. And the number of fish is actually very impressive as the surrounding mangrove lagoon is a natural habitat for them, but the Jules’ Undersea Lodge also serves as an artificial reef.

For those who feel a little worried about the accommodations, rest assured the structure is monitored 24 hours a day and has independent support systems as well as redundant backup systems. And if you’ve never gone scuba diving before, the three hour aquatics class will get you up to speed so you can easily and confidently make the dive to the hotel.