The Mile High Club is pretty well known, but what about the opposite of it? Are people making the earth move from within?
5 METERS BELOW SEA LEVEL
You can stay in the height of luxury below the sea—underwater hotel rooms, like the Muraka Suite in the Maldives or the Manta Resort just off Tanzania, let you enjoy an extremely fancy lifestyle surrounded by fish. (If for whatever reason, you wanted to stay in an underwater hotel but didn’t want to have anything to do with the sea, there is a freshwater option, Deepspot in Poland, adjoining a scuba diving training center.)
Have people had sex there? That’s what hotels are for, surely? Yes.
155 METERS BELOW SEA LEVEL
Sala Silvergruva, ninety minutes north of Stockholm in Sweden, is a former silver mine now used as a hotel. The Mine Suite, 155 meters below ground, is currently the deepest subterranean hotel room in the world. Devoid of natural light and phone reception, it is nonetheless pretty luxurious—guests are treated wot
Have people had sex there? Again, it’s a hotel. Yep.
240 METERS BELOW SEA LEVEL
The Seikan Rail Tunnel in Japan is the second-deepest transport tunnel in the world, but unlike the only deeper one, Norway’s Ryfylke Tunnel, it’s for trains, which rattle through it at 100 miles per hour. The tunnel part of the journey takes about twenty minutes, which
Have people had sex there? Probably.
420 METERS BELOW SEA LEVEL
The Dead Sea—nine times saltier than the regular ocean—sits 420m below sea level. Is that cheating, given that it doesn’t look or feel like being beneath the sea? Possibly.
Have people had sex there? They’ll certainly have tried in the Dead Sea itself—the incredible buoyancy caused by its strong salinity means you can float in any position with no effort—but probably not succeeded. Given that visitors are told not to pee in the water due to it stinging, it makes sense that that would apply to other activities too. But around the Dead Sea are beautiful beaches, still 419 or so meters below sea level, so definitely.
1000 METERS BELOW SEA LEVEL
If you have a ridiculous amount of spare money and a desire to visit the murky darkness of the ocean, you are in luck—there are now incredibly luxurious passenger submarines capable of going incredibly far down into the sea. The Triton 3300/6 has been described as “a salon under the sea”, "commensurate with the cabin of a six-passenger Cessna Citation CJ2 private jet".
Have people had sex there? This is high-luxury, ostentatious millionaire territory, so absolutely. An undersea butler or two will almost certainly have been asked to avert their eyes while some enchanting depths were explored.
2735 METERS BELOW SEA LEVEL
The Kidd Creek Mine in Ontario contains the deepest accessible non-marine point on earth, the bottom of Shaft No. 4. The temperature can reach 150 degrees Fahrenheit, so an elaborate cooling system is in place to keep the miners safe.
Have people had sex there? It’s not the sexiest of environments—it’s dark, terrifying, and uncomfortable, with constant reminders that you are beneath an inconceivable weight of the stone. That said, where there’s a will there’s a way, so it’s not out of the question at all.
10000 METERS BELOW SEA LEVEL
The Challenger Deep is the deepest known point of the seabed, a pitch-black, inhospitable environment at the bottom of the Mariana Trench. Going there requires descending in crafts with extra-thick titanium walls to withstand pressures that would crush a person in an instant.
Have people had sex there? Only 22 people have ever made it down that far, generally in twos and threes, but 14 of those have been in the last two years due to leaps forward in submarine technology. The crafts are by all accounts very comfortable, so if nobody’s done it yet, it’s probably only a matter of time.