Dubai, known for having the world’s largest skyscraper and largest shopping mall, has done it again by opening the world’s deepest diving pool.
The pool, which is more than 196 feet deep, is more than 37 times the height of an average person. It is also filled with nearly 3.7 million gallons of fresh water, equivalent to six Olympic-sized swimming pools, according to Deep Dive Dubai.
Guinness World Records confirmed this as the world’s deepest swimming pool for diving on June 29, beating Poland̵
According to Deep Dive Dubai, the pool contains a post-apocalyptic “sunken city” that has various city settings, including benches, street lights and storefronts. A little further down, swimmers can see an apartment with a bedroom, kitchen, dining area and a garage with cars, motorcycles, arcade games and a pool table.
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There are 56 underwater cameras surrounding the pool and a sound system that can forward messages to divers and create underwater sound.
The Crown Prince of Dubai, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, was one of its first guests. A video of him diving in the pool was posted on his social media.
The water temperature is 86 degrees so swimmers do not have to wear thick jumpsuits. Water is also circulated every six hours through an advanced filter system to maintain hygiene.
“Whether you are interested in a very first dive or want to gain more experience, our perfect year-round relationship and crystal clear water has it all for you,” a director of the center said in a video obtained by USA Today.
The pool is run by a hand-picked team of international divers who get the latest equipment.
Currently, the pool is only open to people by invitation, but it will open to the public later in the year.