An oil drilling rig has been revived into a hotel for Scuba divers and snorkellers. The Oil rig was originally from the Gulf of Mexico and has been re-designed by Morris Architects into a hotel for Scuba divers and snorkellers. Now based in the Celebes Sea in the Pacific Ocean the Seaventures dive resort offers accomodation to divers who want to dive in the crystal clear waters which offer an array of coral reefs swarming with hundreds of species of tropic fish, sea turtles and other sea life. There is no doubting that there is an excellent amount of diving to be had and some fantastic sights to be seen. Although the hotel itself hasn’t been given the best write up, a Wall Street journalist said; “The 25 tiny guest rooms, although spotlessly clean, resemble those on a cruise ship that has seen better days. A visitor’s room had a rusty metal locker without hangers to serve as a closet, and the reading lights and shower water heater didn’t work. The air smelled from the oil powering the generators.” But then I guess you wouldn’t go to such a dive specific resort for a pampering right? As it was commissioned as an eco-friendly project using a recycled rig it seems odd that it has come under fire for not being very eco-friendly, what with its on board diesel generators and the fact that it takes an hours boat ride to reach it. But whatever the critics say its way its a great way to re-use an old rig and its fantastic to see this sort of massive scale recycling going on.