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Underwater Restaurant: Have You Seen This?

A friend forwarded these photos and I had to share them with you. Check out this amazing underwater restaurant. It's located in Maldives and is a part of the Hilton Hotels chain.

The World's First All-glass Undersea Restaurant Opens 

The Maldives | 15 April marked the day that the first ever all-glass undersea restaurant in the world opens its doors for business at the Hilton Maldives Resort & Spa. Ithaa* will sit five meters below the waves of the Indian Ocean , surrounded by a vibrant coral reef and encased in clear acrylic offering diners 270-degrees of panoramic underwater views. 

"We have used aquarium technology to put diners face-to-face with the stunning underwater environment of the Maldives " , says Carsten Schieck , General Manager of Hilton Maldives Resort & Spa. "Our guests always comment on being blown away by the colour , clarity , and beauty of the underwater world in the Maldives , so it seemed the perfect idea to build a restaurant where diners can experience fine cuisine and take time to enjoy the views - without ever getting their feet wet."

Created by MJ Murphy Ltd , a design consultancy based in New Zealand , Ithaa's distinctive feature is the use of curved transparent acrylic walls and roof , similar to those used in aquarium attractions. "The fact that the entire restaurant except for the floor is made of clear acrylic makes this unique in the world , " continues Schieck , "We are currently planting a coral garden on the reef to add to the spectacular views of the rays , sharks and many colourful fish that live around the area. 

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