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Investment Fiji refutes resort's claim

Ropate Valemei
Friday, September 27, 2013

MYSTERY surrounds the multi-million dollar undersea resort which was supposed to open up for reservation in 2009 in one of the private islands in Fiji is still a mystery.

The Poseidon Undersea Resort claims to be located in Poseidon Mystery Island in Fiji

However, the claim was refuted by Investment Fiji which said the resort was not registered in its overseas investment portfolio.

Investment Fiji CEO Ravuni Uluilakeba confirmed in an interview that they were not aware of the resort's application.

"We have checked our database and registry and wish to confirm that the company is not registered for a Foreign Registration Certificate with Investment Fiji," said Mr Uluilakeba.

According to the Poseidon website, the Poseidon Mystery Island comprises about 225 acres and is about a mile long. It boasts pristine waters that range to 90 feet (27.4 metres) in depth replete with abundant sea life.

The project is being developed by Poseidon Resorts, whose president, Bruce Jones has a background that includes 20 years of work in submarine sea technology.

Mr Jones and his team of engineers have been designing the hotel since 2001, with the help of a hotel management team.

On the website, Mr Jones said: "Poseidon is the world's first significant, permanent and habitable one-atmosphere sea-floor structure.

"To me, this is absolutely the most surprising aspect of the Poseidon project — the fact that nothing like it has ever been done before."


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