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Don Your Scuba Gear for This Unique Underwater Restaurant

Don Your Scuba Gear for This Unique Underwater Restaurant

The Pearl is located 14 feet underwater in Brussels, and it’s an air pocket in the middle of a giant swimming pool

“The food tastes better, down where it’s wetter, take it from me.”

Dive into a new experience at The Pearl — a unique restaurant in Brussels that’s actually 16 feet under the surface of a giant pool. You’ll have to wear scuba gear to get down to the actual dining area, but don’t worry: your food won’t get soggy.

The Pearl is actually an air-tight globular bubble in the middle of the six-and-a-half-foot-wide pool. So you can enjoy your seafood salad, foie gras, and champagne (served in airtight jars by expert scuba divers) without fear.

The experience is a little bit pricey at the equivalent of $106 per person, but it’s probably worth it just to be able to say, “I ate dinner under the sea last night!”

"We are launching a new era of restaurants," John Beernaerts, who founded the NEMO33 pool in the Belgian capital 10 years ago told Reuters.

You can catch a glimpse of the unique mariner’s meal below:


Bizarre new restaurant lets diners eat UNDERWATER and served food by scuba diver waiters

An entrepreneur has launched a new underwater dining experience that allows customers to eat like fishes.

Foie gras, lobster salad and champagne at &aposThe Pearl&apos restaurant in Belgium is served by waiter scuba divers - who then leave diners to feast alone in an air pocket five metres below the surface

Customers Nicolas Mouchart and his wife Florence demonstrated how you have to yank on your scuba gear and flippers when you go out for dinner at the Brussels&apos swimming pool .

Lowering themselves to the floor of the pool - an especially deep one built to train scuba divers - they then swam to one end where their restaurant awaits, 16 feet below the surface.

The Pearl is actually a two-metre wide white sphere tethered close to the pool&aposs floor.

Once there, the diners jettison their weighted belts before swimming underneath and up into the pod that looks like a cross between a lunar landing craft and a giant spaceman&aposs helmet.

Food is served by expert scuba divers who deliver foie gras, lobster salad and champagne in waterproof cases.

They then leave diners to peer out of the portholes, enjoying the strange tranquillity of eating in an air pocket, completely submerged.

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"We are launching a new era of restaurants," said John Beernaerts, who founded the NEMO33 pool in the Belgian capital a decade ago.

The restaurant, where an underwater meal costs 99 euros (£85) per person, took more than a year to build.

Multiple attempts were needed to perfect the design, mechanics and food delivery system.

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"It was a wonderful experience," said Mouchart, 41, his hair still wet after the return swim through the warm - 33 degrees Celsius (91 Fahrenheit) - water to the pool side.

"It was the first time in our life that we ate underwater, which was really fun.

"It&aposs a unique dinner and we will remember this all our life."


Bizarre new restaurant lets diners eat UNDERWATER and served food by scuba diver waiters

An entrepreneur has launched a new underwater dining experience that allows customers to eat like fishes.

Foie gras, lobster salad and champagne at &aposThe Pearl&apos restaurant in Belgium is served by waiter scuba divers - who then leave diners to feast alone in an air pocket five metres below the surface

Customers Nicolas Mouchart and his wife Florence demonstrated how you have to yank on your scuba gear and flippers when you go out for dinner at the Brussels&apos swimming pool .

Lowering themselves to the floor of the pool - an especially deep one built to train scuba divers - they then swam to one end where their restaurant awaits, 16 feet below the surface.

The Pearl is actually a two-metre wide white sphere tethered close to the pool&aposs floor.

Once there, the diners jettison their weighted belts before swimming underneath and up into the pod that looks like a cross between a lunar landing craft and a giant spaceman&aposs helmet.

Food is served by expert scuba divers who deliver foie gras, lobster salad and champagne in waterproof cases.

They then leave diners to peer out of the portholes, enjoying the strange tranquillity of eating in an air pocket, completely submerged.

Read More
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"We are launching a new era of restaurants," said John Beernaerts, who founded the NEMO33 pool in the Belgian capital a decade ago.

The restaurant, where an underwater meal costs 99 euros (£85) per person, took more than a year to build.

Multiple attempts were needed to perfect the design, mechanics and food delivery system.

Read More
Related Articles

"It was a wonderful experience," said Mouchart, 41, his hair still wet after the return swim through the warm - 33 degrees Celsius (91 Fahrenheit) - water to the pool side.

"It was the first time in our life that we ate underwater, which was really fun.

"It&aposs a unique dinner and we will remember this all our life."


Bizarre new restaurant lets diners eat UNDERWATER and served food by scuba diver waiters

An entrepreneur has launched a new underwater dining experience that allows customers to eat like fishes.

Foie gras, lobster salad and champagne at &aposThe Pearl&apos restaurant in Belgium is served by waiter scuba divers - who then leave diners to feast alone in an air pocket five metres below the surface

Customers Nicolas Mouchart and his wife Florence demonstrated how you have to yank on your scuba gear and flippers when you go out for dinner at the Brussels&apos swimming pool .

Lowering themselves to the floor of the pool - an especially deep one built to train scuba divers - they then swam to one end where their restaurant awaits, 16 feet below the surface.

The Pearl is actually a two-metre wide white sphere tethered close to the pool&aposs floor.

Once there, the diners jettison their weighted belts before swimming underneath and up into the pod that looks like a cross between a lunar landing craft and a giant spaceman&aposs helmet.

Food is served by expert scuba divers who deliver foie gras, lobster salad and champagne in waterproof cases.

They then leave diners to peer out of the portholes, enjoying the strange tranquillity of eating in an air pocket, completely submerged.

Read More
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"We are launching a new era of restaurants," said John Beernaerts, who founded the NEMO33 pool in the Belgian capital a decade ago.

The restaurant, where an underwater meal costs 99 euros (£85) per person, took more than a year to build.

Multiple attempts were needed to perfect the design, mechanics and food delivery system.

Read More
Related Articles

"It was a wonderful experience," said Mouchart, 41, his hair still wet after the return swim through the warm - 33 degrees Celsius (91 Fahrenheit) - water to the pool side.

"It was the first time in our life that we ate underwater, which was really fun.

"It&aposs a unique dinner and we will remember this all our life."


Bizarre new restaurant lets diners eat UNDERWATER and served food by scuba diver waiters

An entrepreneur has launched a new underwater dining experience that allows customers to eat like fishes.

Foie gras, lobster salad and champagne at &aposThe Pearl&apos restaurant in Belgium is served by waiter scuba divers - who then leave diners to feast alone in an air pocket five metres below the surface

Customers Nicolas Mouchart and his wife Florence demonstrated how you have to yank on your scuba gear and flippers when you go out for dinner at the Brussels&apos swimming pool .

Lowering themselves to the floor of the pool - an especially deep one built to train scuba divers - they then swam to one end where their restaurant awaits, 16 feet below the surface.

The Pearl is actually a two-metre wide white sphere tethered close to the pool&aposs floor.

Once there, the diners jettison their weighted belts before swimming underneath and up into the pod that looks like a cross between a lunar landing craft and a giant spaceman&aposs helmet.

Food is served by expert scuba divers who deliver foie gras, lobster salad and champagne in waterproof cases.

They then leave diners to peer out of the portholes, enjoying the strange tranquillity of eating in an air pocket, completely submerged.

Read More
Related Articles

"We are launching a new era of restaurants," said John Beernaerts, who founded the NEMO33 pool in the Belgian capital a decade ago.

The restaurant, where an underwater meal costs 99 euros (£85) per person, took more than a year to build.

Multiple attempts were needed to perfect the design, mechanics and food delivery system.

Read More
Related Articles

"It was a wonderful experience," said Mouchart, 41, his hair still wet after the return swim through the warm - 33 degrees Celsius (91 Fahrenheit) - water to the pool side.

"It was the first time in our life that we ate underwater, which was really fun.

"It&aposs a unique dinner and we will remember this all our life."


Bizarre new restaurant lets diners eat UNDERWATER and served food by scuba diver waiters

An entrepreneur has launched a new underwater dining experience that allows customers to eat like fishes.

Foie gras, lobster salad and champagne at &aposThe Pearl&apos restaurant in Belgium is served by waiter scuba divers - who then leave diners to feast alone in an air pocket five metres below the surface

Customers Nicolas Mouchart and his wife Florence demonstrated how you have to yank on your scuba gear and flippers when you go out for dinner at the Brussels&apos swimming pool .

Lowering themselves to the floor of the pool - an especially deep one built to train scuba divers - they then swam to one end where their restaurant awaits, 16 feet below the surface.

The Pearl is actually a two-metre wide white sphere tethered close to the pool&aposs floor.

Once there, the diners jettison their weighted belts before swimming underneath and up into the pod that looks like a cross between a lunar landing craft and a giant spaceman&aposs helmet.

Food is served by expert scuba divers who deliver foie gras, lobster salad and champagne in waterproof cases.

They then leave diners to peer out of the portholes, enjoying the strange tranquillity of eating in an air pocket, completely submerged.

Read More
Related Articles

"We are launching a new era of restaurants," said John Beernaerts, who founded the NEMO33 pool in the Belgian capital a decade ago.

The restaurant, where an underwater meal costs 99 euros (£85) per person, took more than a year to build.

Multiple attempts were needed to perfect the design, mechanics and food delivery system.

Read More
Related Articles

"It was a wonderful experience," said Mouchart, 41, his hair still wet after the return swim through the warm - 33 degrees Celsius (91 Fahrenheit) - water to the pool side.

"It was the first time in our life that we ate underwater, which was really fun.

"It&aposs a unique dinner and we will remember this all our life."


Bizarre new restaurant lets diners eat UNDERWATER and served food by scuba diver waiters

An entrepreneur has launched a new underwater dining experience that allows customers to eat like fishes.

Foie gras, lobster salad and champagne at &aposThe Pearl&apos restaurant in Belgium is served by waiter scuba divers - who then leave diners to feast alone in an air pocket five metres below the surface

Customers Nicolas Mouchart and his wife Florence demonstrated how you have to yank on your scuba gear and flippers when you go out for dinner at the Brussels&apos swimming pool .

Lowering themselves to the floor of the pool - an especially deep one built to train scuba divers - they then swam to one end where their restaurant awaits, 16 feet below the surface.

The Pearl is actually a two-metre wide white sphere tethered close to the pool&aposs floor.

Once there, the diners jettison their weighted belts before swimming underneath and up into the pod that looks like a cross between a lunar landing craft and a giant spaceman&aposs helmet.

Food is served by expert scuba divers who deliver foie gras, lobster salad and champagne in waterproof cases.

They then leave diners to peer out of the portholes, enjoying the strange tranquillity of eating in an air pocket, completely submerged.

Read More
Related Articles

"We are launching a new era of restaurants," said John Beernaerts, who founded the NEMO33 pool in the Belgian capital a decade ago.

The restaurant, where an underwater meal costs 99 euros (£85) per person, took more than a year to build.

Multiple attempts were needed to perfect the design, mechanics and food delivery system.

Read More
Related Articles

"It was a wonderful experience," said Mouchart, 41, his hair still wet after the return swim through the warm - 33 degrees Celsius (91 Fahrenheit) - water to the pool side.

"It was the first time in our life that we ate underwater, which was really fun.

"It&aposs a unique dinner and we will remember this all our life."


Bizarre new restaurant lets diners eat UNDERWATER and served food by scuba diver waiters

An entrepreneur has launched a new underwater dining experience that allows customers to eat like fishes.

Foie gras, lobster salad and champagne at &aposThe Pearl&apos restaurant in Belgium is served by waiter scuba divers - who then leave diners to feast alone in an air pocket five metres below the surface

Customers Nicolas Mouchart and his wife Florence demonstrated how you have to yank on your scuba gear and flippers when you go out for dinner at the Brussels&apos swimming pool .

Lowering themselves to the floor of the pool - an especially deep one built to train scuba divers - they then swam to one end where their restaurant awaits, 16 feet below the surface.

The Pearl is actually a two-metre wide white sphere tethered close to the pool&aposs floor.

Once there, the diners jettison their weighted belts before swimming underneath and up into the pod that looks like a cross between a lunar landing craft and a giant spaceman&aposs helmet.

Food is served by expert scuba divers who deliver foie gras, lobster salad and champagne in waterproof cases.

They then leave diners to peer out of the portholes, enjoying the strange tranquillity of eating in an air pocket, completely submerged.

Read More
Related Articles

"We are launching a new era of restaurants," said John Beernaerts, who founded the NEMO33 pool in the Belgian capital a decade ago.

The restaurant, where an underwater meal costs 99 euros (£85) per person, took more than a year to build.

Multiple attempts were needed to perfect the design, mechanics and food delivery system.

Read More
Related Articles

"It was a wonderful experience," said Mouchart, 41, his hair still wet after the return swim through the warm - 33 degrees Celsius (91 Fahrenheit) - water to the pool side.

"It was the first time in our life that we ate underwater, which was really fun.

"It&aposs a unique dinner and we will remember this all our life."


Bizarre new restaurant lets diners eat UNDERWATER and served food by scuba diver waiters

An entrepreneur has launched a new underwater dining experience that allows customers to eat like fishes.

Foie gras, lobster salad and champagne at &aposThe Pearl&apos restaurant in Belgium is served by waiter scuba divers - who then leave diners to feast alone in an air pocket five metres below the surface

Customers Nicolas Mouchart and his wife Florence demonstrated how you have to yank on your scuba gear and flippers when you go out for dinner at the Brussels&apos swimming pool .

Lowering themselves to the floor of the pool - an especially deep one built to train scuba divers - they then swam to one end where their restaurant awaits, 16 feet below the surface.

The Pearl is actually a two-metre wide white sphere tethered close to the pool&aposs floor.

Once there, the diners jettison their weighted belts before swimming underneath and up into the pod that looks like a cross between a lunar landing craft and a giant spaceman&aposs helmet.

Food is served by expert scuba divers who deliver foie gras, lobster salad and champagne in waterproof cases.

They then leave diners to peer out of the portholes, enjoying the strange tranquillity of eating in an air pocket, completely submerged.

Read More
Related Articles

"We are launching a new era of restaurants," said John Beernaerts, who founded the NEMO33 pool in the Belgian capital a decade ago.

The restaurant, where an underwater meal costs 99 euros (£85) per person, took more than a year to build.

Multiple attempts were needed to perfect the design, mechanics and food delivery system.

Read More
Related Articles

"It was a wonderful experience," said Mouchart, 41, his hair still wet after the return swim through the warm - 33 degrees Celsius (91 Fahrenheit) - water to the pool side.

"It was the first time in our life that we ate underwater, which was really fun.

"It&aposs a unique dinner and we will remember this all our life."


Bizarre new restaurant lets diners eat UNDERWATER and served food by scuba diver waiters

An entrepreneur has launched a new underwater dining experience that allows customers to eat like fishes.

Foie gras, lobster salad and champagne at &aposThe Pearl&apos restaurant in Belgium is served by waiter scuba divers - who then leave diners to feast alone in an air pocket five metres below the surface

Customers Nicolas Mouchart and his wife Florence demonstrated how you have to yank on your scuba gear and flippers when you go out for dinner at the Brussels&apos swimming pool .

Lowering themselves to the floor of the pool - an especially deep one built to train scuba divers - they then swam to one end where their restaurant awaits, 16 feet below the surface.

The Pearl is actually a two-metre wide white sphere tethered close to the pool&aposs floor.

Once there, the diners jettison their weighted belts before swimming underneath and up into the pod that looks like a cross between a lunar landing craft and a giant spaceman&aposs helmet.

Food is served by expert scuba divers who deliver foie gras, lobster salad and champagne in waterproof cases.

They then leave diners to peer out of the portholes, enjoying the strange tranquillity of eating in an air pocket, completely submerged.

Read More
Related Articles

"We are launching a new era of restaurants," said John Beernaerts, who founded the NEMO33 pool in the Belgian capital a decade ago.

The restaurant, where an underwater meal costs 99 euros (£85) per person, took more than a year to build.

Multiple attempts were needed to perfect the design, mechanics and food delivery system.

Read More
Related Articles

"It was a wonderful experience," said Mouchart, 41, his hair still wet after the return swim through the warm - 33 degrees Celsius (91 Fahrenheit) - water to the pool side.

"It was the first time in our life that we ate underwater, which was really fun.

"It&aposs a unique dinner and we will remember this all our life."


Bizarre new restaurant lets diners eat UNDERWATER and served food by scuba diver waiters

An entrepreneur has launched a new underwater dining experience that allows customers to eat like fishes.

Foie gras, lobster salad and champagne at &aposThe Pearl&apos restaurant in Belgium is served by waiter scuba divers - who then leave diners to feast alone in an air pocket five metres below the surface

Customers Nicolas Mouchart and his wife Florence demonstrated how you have to yank on your scuba gear and flippers when you go out for dinner at the Brussels&apos swimming pool .

Lowering themselves to the floor of the pool - an especially deep one built to train scuba divers - they then swam to one end where their restaurant awaits, 16 feet below the surface.

The Pearl is actually a two-metre wide white sphere tethered close to the pool&aposs floor.

Once there, the diners jettison their weighted belts before swimming underneath and up into the pod that looks like a cross between a lunar landing craft and a giant spaceman&aposs helmet.

Food is served by expert scuba divers who deliver foie gras, lobster salad and champagne in waterproof cases.

They then leave diners to peer out of the portholes, enjoying the strange tranquillity of eating in an air pocket, completely submerged.

Read More
Related Articles

"We are launching a new era of restaurants," said John Beernaerts, who founded the NEMO33 pool in the Belgian capital a decade ago.

The restaurant, where an underwater meal costs 99 euros (£85) per person, took more than a year to build.

Multiple attempts were needed to perfect the design, mechanics and food delivery system.

Read More
Related Articles

"It was a wonderful experience," said Mouchart, 41, his hair still wet after the return swim through the warm - 33 degrees Celsius (91 Fahrenheit) - water to the pool side.

"It was the first time in our life that we ate underwater, which was really fun.

"It&aposs a unique dinner and we will remember this all our life."