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World's First Underwater Oxygen Bar Opens in Cozumel

Destination & Tourism | Patrick Clarke | April 27, 2015

World's First Underwater Oxygen Bar Opens in Cozumel

Photo courtesy of Clear Lounge, Puerta Maya, Cozumel.

You won't find cocktails at an underwater oxygen bar, but zero gravity and fresh air await at the one-of-a-kind attraction.

This week, Sub Sea Systems announced completed construction and installation of the world's first and only underwater oxygen bar, Clear Lounge, at Puerta Maya in Cozumel, Mexico. 

The port is operated by the Carnival Corporation cruise company.

"We're excited to introduce such an innovative underwater attraction," said Sub Sea Systems president Jim Mayfield in a statement. "We see experiences as one of the hottest trends in entertainment. Clear Lounge is truly a unique social novelty. It's incredibly fun, memorable, and an activity guests are excited to share and talk about." 

Upon arrival at Clear Lounge guests are equipped with a specialized diving helmet that pumps in oxygen in addition to an aromatherapy scent of their choice. 

Once fitted with the helmet, guests jump in the 13,000-gallon aquarium where they'll be entertained by a bartender and granted access to a handful of different activities, including underwater jenga (as seen in the post below courtesy of Instagram user Megan Childers) and target practice.

What's more, the lounge features the world's first underwater photo booth. 

The complete experience, which is available for families and guests ages 8 and up, lasts 20 minutes and is available to guests day and night.

Clear Lounge opened on April 14, with regularly scheduled tours of the attraction beginning on Thursday. 

But while Puerto Maya's Clear Lounge is the world's first, it won't be the only for long. 

"Sub Sea Systems is currently constructing the next Clear Lounge system and we have plans to produce many more with flexible configurations," added Mayfield.

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