Window cleaning may not top the ‘best jobs in the world’ lists, however if you add diving to it and the world’s largest undersea restaurant, the job suddenly sparks a much deeper interest.
Dive professionals in the Maldives are known to be living out their dreams without ever feeling like they are at work, and at Hurawalhi, the divers are entrusted with another exciting task: keeping the glass of 5.8 Undersea Restaurant clean. With this dining venue being the largest all-glass restaurant in the world, not only is their work unique – they can consider themselves extremely lucky to share the office with stunning marine life.
The one-of-a-kind 5.8 Undersea Restaurant lies 5.8 meters below the ocean, and while sponging down the glass, the divers get to rest their eyes on abundant and diverse life on the reef: from parrotfish and butterflyfish to schools of blue fusiliers and shimmering baitfish that come in thousands, the reef outside the restaurant is in bloom.
Two resident moray eels are known to hide in the crevices, and a cute baby octopus has been making frequent appearances too. Add to that playing peek-a-boo with clownfish and possible guitarfish, eagle ray and mobula ray sightings and it becomes clear why 5.8 Undersea Restaurant is not an ordinary eatery – and why our divers have perhaps the most enviable job description in the world!