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Airbnb announces Parisian shark tank as latest sleepover experience

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By Katie Deighton, Senior Reporter

March 29, 2016 | 2 min read

Airbnb has teamed up with Aquarium de Paris to host ‘A night among the sharks’ – the travel brand’s first underwater experience.

Users of the rental platform will be able to apply for a one-night stay in the full-submerged shark tank bedroom via a dedicated listing on the site.

Three winners and their guests - who, for safety reasons, must weigh less than 190kg - will be chosen and flown to the French capital for an aquatic kip on either the 11, 12 or 13 April.

They will be greeted by the host and freediving underwater photographer Fred Buyle, who will swim among the 35 sharks as the guests settle in. The visitors will also be treated to a behind-the-scenes aquarium tour and intimate meal for two.

Olivier Grémillon, managing director EMEA at Airbnb, said: "We’ve seen cable cars, former airplanes and even the top of a ski jump listed on Airbnb, but this is really unlike anything we’ve ever seen before on the site. Whether you have a passion for sharks or a shark phobia, this will not only be a once-in-a-lifetime, magical experience, it will also be a chance to change the way you think about these beautiful creatures."

The brand recently announced it would be opening up to listings in Cuba for the first time, following Barack Obama’s visit to the communist country.

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