World’s Deepest Pool Opens In Dubai

World's Deepest Pool Opens In Dubai

World’s deepest swimming pool has a depth of 196ft and water volume equivalent to 6 Olympic-size pools

Deep Dive in Dubai opened its doors to invited guests in late June and includes underwater city and arcade

It superseded Poland’s Deepspot, measuring 147ft in depth, for the Guinness World Record on June 27

From being home to world’s tallest skyscraper and world’s largest mall, Dubai has recently launched another record-breaking attraction — the deepest dive pool in the world. Created for both professional and beginner divers, Deep Dive Dubai is unlike any other pool in the world.

Located in Nad Al Sheba – 15 minutes from Downtown Dubai and 25 minutes from Dubai International Airport, and boasting a record-breaking depth of 60 meters, this underwater attraction allows novices to explore in the safety of a controlled diving environment. Filled with 14 million liters of warm water, it opens up new adventures for experienced divers and thrill-seekers who want to go deeper and explore further.

The pool is 60 meters deep, or 196 feet.
The pool is 60 meters deep, or 196 feet. Photo : Deep Dive Dubai

The facility is open by invitation only for now but will open to the public later this year. The crown prince of Dubai Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, a keen diver, was one of the first visitors and shared his experience on social media.

Water temperature is maintained at 30 degrees Celsius (86 degrees Fahrenheit), a comfortable temperature for wearing a thin wetsuit or a swimsuit.

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A sunken city and an underwater film studio

World's Deepest Pool Opens In Dubai

The indoor pool is housed inside a 1,500-square-meter oyster-shaped structure, a nod to the United Arab Emirates’ history as a pearl diving nation.
But the biggest star of Deep Dive Dubai is arguably the pool’s underwater city. Divers can explore “abandoned” sunken city apartments and play underwater pool in the arcade. State-of-the-art lighting and sound systems have been fitted inside the pool to create different atmospheres. The pool also doubles as an underwater film studio — the largest of its kind in the region. A media editing room is available nearby in the facility. Some 56 cameras have been installed around the pool to ensure the safety of divers at every corner.

Don’t visit the top of Burj Khalifa right after Deep Dive Dubai

Photo : Deep Dive Dubai
Photo : Deep Dive Dubai

The diving complex also has a restaurant equipped with large windows and TV screens, allowing non-diving families and friends to watch from dry land.
And in case you forget just how deep the pool is, Deep Dive Dubai has posted a notice on its website for those planning to visit the city’s famed Burj Khalifa afterward.
“Don’t visit the top of the skyscraper after diving,” it says.
“After any dive, it’s recommended to wait 18-24 hours before ascending higher than 300 meters (1,000 feet). However, there is no risk in diving after having visited the tallest building in the world.”

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Source and Photos : Deep Dive Dubai and CNN

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