Dubai opens the deepest pool in the world, part of an underwater city

Dubai: Dubai has shocked the world with another record-breaking attraction— the world’s deepest dive pool, with an astounding depth of 60 meters or 196 feet.

With Dubai already housing the world’s tallest skyscraper and the world’s biggest mall, the UAE state has added yet another staggering attraction to its arsenal. The pool has a depth of 60 meters, surpassing the previously held record by Poland’s Deepspot dive pool which has a depth of over 45 meters.

The pool is a part of Deep Dive Dubai, an adventure attraction for divers. The indoor pool is filled with 14 million litres of fresh water. For comparison, that is the equivalent of six Olympic-sized swimming pools. The water is kept at 30 degrees Celsius to create the perfect diving conditions, meaning that not only will your dives not be interrupted by any natural calamity as it is a man-made structure, but it also allows divers to wear light wetsuits, making it a perfect attraction for beginners and professionals alike.

The pool further opens up to a setup of a large “abandoned sunken city” where divers can move around and explore, along with sound systems that ensure an authentic ambience of deep diving. Divers can explore “abandoned” apartment complexes, and even play pool under the water in the abandoned arcade of the city, as well as an underwater film studio, which is the largest of its kind in the region. The pool is also equipped with 56 cameras to ensure the safety of the divers. The facility also has large screens and windows all over so people who aren’t inclined towards water activities can enjoy the abandoned city from outside.

"There are quite a few dive pools in the world that are deep, but this one is so much more interesting," Deep Dive Dubai director Jarrod Jablonski told CNN. "It's not only deepest and largest, but the sunken city effect makes it next world order.

Deep Dive Dubai is currently open by invitation only, with the crown prince of Dubai Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum being one of the first people to experience the attraction. The facility will be open to the public later in the year.


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