Ithaa Underwater Restaurant - Republic of Maldives
Conrad Maldives Rangali Island, Alif Dhaal Atoll, Republic of Maldives.
Ithaa, which means mother-of-pearl in Dhivehi, is an undersea restaurant located 5 metres (16 ft) below sea level at the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island in Alif Dhaal Atoll in the Republic of Maldives. Built in 2004, the 5-by-9-metre (16 by 30 ft) mostly acrylic structure has a capacity of 14 people and is encased in R-Cast acrylic, manufactured by Reynolds Polymer Technology, Inc. in the United States, with a transparent roof offering a 270° panoramic underwater view. Reynolds Polymer Technology was the location used for the movie Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, where polymer barriers were acquired to form an aquarium.
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