By Melissa Locker
March 30, 2016

Gangsters in old movies threatened to make people “sleep with the fishes,” but thanks to a new listing on Airbnb, people may be rushing for the opportunity.

Airbnb is offering its first-ever underwater experience, giving guests the chance to have a sleepover with the sharks that call the Aquarium De Paris home.

Guests will sleep on a circular bed suspended inside the Aquarium’s shark tank, with a glass wall separating the visitors from millions of gallons of water and the tank’s shark inhabitants.

In addition to the unique sleeping arrangements, shark fanatics will get a special behind-the-scenes tour of the aquarium from world record-breaking freediver Fred Buyle, who can answer all your burning questions about the lives and sleep patterns of your new bunkmates.


Guests will also enjoy a tank-side dinner for two inside the aquarium, where they will be served an intimate meal (sushi, perhaps?) before retiring for the night.

If swimming with the sharks is a dream come true, you’ll need to act quickly. The room is only open for three nights in mid-April, and it won’t be listed on Airbnb’s site. Instead, they will choose three fish enthusiasts who are eager for an oceanic overnight via a contest on their website. Interested parties who are over the age of 18 and fit enough to climb into and out of the space, can enter the contest by writing a short, pithy essay explaining why you want to sleep with the sharks.


Three winners and their guests will be flown to Paris from anywhere in the world before embarking on their underwater adventure inside the aquarium tucked into Paris’s Jardins du Trocadéro.

The contest deadline is 6:59 p.m. ET on April 3rd. If you don’t win the contest, you’ll just have to go back to falling asleep in front of Jaws like the rest of us.