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Blue Planet fans, you can now holiday on the exploration pod

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Susan Devaney
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The exploration vessel featured in Blue Planet II has been listed on Airbnb. 

For many of us, it’s been hard trying to find a suitable substitute for Sunday night viewing after the final episode of Blue Planet II aired last month.

But, as luck would have it, we now have the chance to get up close and personal with the underwater creatures ourselves, as the exploration pod from the series has been listed on Airbnb.

The accommodation company and the BBC has launched a competition, giving three lucky winners the chance to stay on the OceanX Alucia vessel for two nights and three days. 

Fancy yourself as the next David Attenborough?

Orla Doherty, the show’s producer, will join you on your expedition as you venture 1000 metres below in the waves in Cape Eleuthera in the Bahamas.

“Having spent 500 hours in the submarine and countless weeks at sea filming the deep sea for Blue Planet II, the Alucia almost feels like my second home,” says Doherty.

“I now feel privileged to be able to share this once in a lifetime experience with promising ocean heroes and show them the wonders of life in the ocean.”

You’ll get to stay on the research vessel that the BBC team used to conduct all of their underwater explorations for Blue Planet II. 

Blue Planet II not only showcased the weird and wonderful creatures that inhabit the sea, but also the devastating environmental damage that’s occurring in our oceans from plastic waste.

Which is why Airbnb are asking budding explorers to detail their ideal deep sea adventure and what they dream of exploring in the Big Blue.

Unfortunately, David Attenborough will not be joining in the exploration. Boo.

For a chance to win a stay on the vessel, visit the official website and submit your answers. Good luck!

Images: Alucia Productions 2017