Virgin Group founder Richard Branson is a billionaire who knows how to do it with style: He owns his own island, Necker Island in the British Virgin Islands, and to better explore her waters, he bought a submarine – sorry, the “world’s first underwater aircraft.”
The “Necker Nymph,”as it’s called, looks like something out of a James Bond movie and does resemble a plane. It’s a smooth ride, with an open cockpit, which allows for a nearly 360-degree view.
Not one to miss an opportunity to make money, Branson rents out the submarine to visitors to Necker Island for the low, low price of $25,000 a week.
“Uncover ancient shipwrecks, fly side-by-side with dolphins, or spyhop with whales; the options are endless,” the company says in its pitch.